In January 1829, a good two months after Schubert’s death, the Viennese music publisher Tobias Haslinger, with whom Schubert had worked very closely in the final years of his life, placed an advertisement in the Viennese press, in which he announced Franz Schubert’s Schwanen-Gesang, 14 Lieder, “the final fruits of his noble power [...], written in August 1828, shortly before his decease.” Haslinger had given them the collective title of Schwanengesang. In reality there were two groups of songs: seven songs on texts by Ludwig Rellstab and six on texts by Heinrich Heine in a common manuscript of August 1828 along with a single Lied, Die Taubenpost, on a poem by his friend Gabriel Seidl (D 965 A). The Lieder do not form a single cycle, for each group appears complete in itself.       Challenge Classics on sale

Disc No:CC 72302
Price: Sek. 70 (SACD)
Name: Schubert - Schwanengesang

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Schubert, Franz Schwanengesang nr. 1 - VII (1828)
      C minor
Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Andreas Staier, fortepiano
Schubert, Franz Schwanengesang Nr. VIII - XIII D 957
      C minor
Schubert, Franz Songs after Seidl (1804-1875)
      C minor

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