Complete Song Cycles: Die Schöne Müllerin, Die Winterreise, Schwanengesang (Dover Song Collections) (Paperback)

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Complete Song Cycles: Die Schöne Müllerin, Die Winterreise, Schwanengesang (Dover Song Collections) By Franz Schubert Cover Image


Practically without ancestry, the songs of Franz Schubert stand out as the crowning achievement of the lieder tradition. The directly appealing melodies, with their infinite variety and grace, and the highly evocative accompaniments, filled with graceful pianistic figures, lend these short masterpieces the rare distinction of encompassing greatness in a score of bars.
Schubert's three great song cycles are here reprinted directly from the definitive Breitkopf & H rtel Schubert-Gesammtausgabe. The volume comprises the universally known and beloved songs of Die sch ne M llerin (1823), the somber depth and picturesqueness of Die Winterreise (1827) and Schwanengesang (1828), one of Schubert's last works, a rich and masterly epilogue to the long series of his songs. Whether purely lyrical (as in "Wohin?") or creating revolutionary atmospheric effects (as in "Die Stadt" or "Der Doppelg nger"), all of these songs show the composer to sure and powerful advantage.
In addition to the music and German texts, this volume also includes English translations of the texts by Henry S. Drinker, previously unavailable, that are especially designed to be sung to Schubert's melodies.

About the Author

Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828) was the first of the great Romantics. In addition to his nine symphonies, he wrote more than 600 Lieder (songs) as well as piano pieces, operas, and chamber music.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486226491
ISBN-10: 0486226492
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: June 1st, 1970
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Dover Song Collections