SCHUBERT-LIED-Edition 4 - Mayrhofer, Vol.1 (Cornelius Hauptmann|Stefan Laux) [Naxos: 8.554738]
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In 1816 Franz Schubert
, together with his circle of friends, decided to publish a collection of all the songs which he had so far written. Joseph Spaun
, whom Schubert had known since his school days, tried his (and Schubert's) luck in a letter to the then unquestioned Master of the German language, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition follows the composer's original concept. All Schubert's Lieder,
over 700 songs, will be grouped according to the poets who inspired him, or according to the circle of writers, contemporaries, members of certain literary movements and so on, whose works Schubert chose to set to music. Fragments and alternative settings, providing their length and quality make them worth recording, and works for two or more voices with piano accompaniment will also make up a part of the edition.