Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang D.957 / D.965a - High Voice (Urtext)

Books | High Voice, Piano Accompaniment

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Composer: Franz Schubert
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

After Schubert’s death in 1828, his brother Ferdinand passed on thirteen songs based on texts by Ludwig Rellstab and Heinrich Heine to the publisher Haslinger.

Schubert had only composed them shortly before his death, in August 1828. During his lifetime Schubert actually wanted to publish the two groups of Lieder separately. However, the Heine and Rellstab songs are indeed closely related. Haslinger added a fourteenth Lied, “Die Taubenpost”, based on a text by Johann Gabriel Seidl, which Schubert had composed at the same time as “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen” (D 965) one month before his death but which in no way bears any relation to the Rellstab and Heine Lieder. This collection was published posthumously by Haslinger early in May 1829, and it was named Schwanengesang – traditionally the term given to an artist’s last work before his death. This collection is here presented in an authoritative Barenreiter Urtext Edition for High Voice.

  • Based on the Urtext of the “New Schubert Edition”
  • Foreword by Walther Dürr about the genesis and history of the works and the available sources for each individual Lied (Ger/Eng)
  • English translations of the Lied texts by Richard Wigmore
ISBN: 9790006529520
Published on: 04 September 2012
No of pages: 58
Catalogue No: BA9116

      Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang D.957 / D.965a - High Voice (Urtext) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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      Malvern GB
      All my favourite lieder in one book.
      No fingering written for piano.
      Confirmed purchase: 13 June 2018
      Published on: 05 July 2018
      8 out of 10


      Cambridge GB Singing teacher
      Clearly set out, as is usual with Barenreiter scores. Good price.
      Only criticism is that the cover is a bit flimsy, so the friend I'd bought it for will have to get a sturdy plastic cover for it, or it won't last 5 minutes. Hence I deducted 2 marks from my review.
      Confirmed purchase: 30 November 2016
      Published on: 11 January 2017

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