Unlike Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, Schubert’s Schwanengesang is not a song cycle, but a collection of fourteen songs compiled by his publisher, Tobias Haslinger, with the help of the composer’s brother, after his untimely death in 1828. Schumann ’s Dichterliebe, composed in 1840, sets sixteen poems from Heinrich Heine ’s Buch der Lieder(1827). Celebrated Dutch baritone Max van Egmond and fortepianist Kenneth Slowik fully reveal the richness and variety of each of these great song collections.
June 1, 2006
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