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SCHUBERT, F.: Lied Edition 24 - Romantic Poets, Vol. 1

Composer(s):Schubert, Franz
Artist(s) Eisenlohr, Ulrich, piano • Borchert, Julia, soprano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.554797
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The Naxos Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition: Schubert set the poetry of over 115 writers to music. He selected poems from classical Greece, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, from eighteenthcentury German authors, early Romantics, Biedermeier poets, and Heine. The Deutsche Schubert- Lied-Edition presents all Schubert’s Lieder, over 700 songs, grouped according to the poets who inspired him. Thanks to Bärenreiter’s Neue Schubert-Ausgabe (New Schubert Edition), Tübingen, which uses primary sources, the performers have been able to benefit from the most recent research of the editorial team. This is the first of four discs of Schubert’s settings of the ‘romantic’ poets.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,August 2007

For the 24th volume of the complete songs of Schubert, Naxos start a new grouping under the heading 'Romantic Poets'. This first volume is centered on the poems of Friedrich Schlegel and covers the years 1818 to 1823 often described as his 'Romantic Song Phase'. Schlegel was involved in telepathic spirituality and had a profound effect on Schubert, his cycle of poems, Abendrote (Sunset) attracting the composer to set eleven of the twenty-two to music, (D690, 633, 652, 692, 745, 649, 634, 693, 691, 684 & 646). The fact that they were composed over a period of four years and not in the order in which they appear in Schlegel's cycle, suggests that musically Schubert did not see his setting as being strictly linked, though stylistically his treatment of each song was very similar. In



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