Notes & Reviews:
Schubert set the verse of more than 115 poets to music, producing around 650 songs. He selected biblical texts and poetry from classical Greece, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the early Romantic era, the poets including Goethe, Schiller, Shakespeare, Petrarca and Heine as well as his Austrian contemporaries and friends. The Complete Lieder includes all the solo songs and part songs with piano, grouped according to the poets who inspired him. Ulrich Eisenlohr, pianist and artistic director of the edition, selected native German singers and used Bärenreiter's Neue Schubert-Ausgabe as a basis for the recordings, producing a stirring cycle of particular integrity. All the sung texts are included online with English translations. Ulrich Eisenlohr is the artistic director of the Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition. Having chosen the repertoire for each recording, he subsequently hand-picked the singers, wrote many of the booklet notes and performed on thirty-one out of the thirty-eight Cds.
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This collection... brings together an array of... artists in a box set designed to appeal to "completists". The collection includes different versions... the solo singers are always capable...