Inner Life of Schubert's Song Cycles

Susan Brodie

Schwanengesang was actually Franz Schubert's swan song, and it's a set of miniatures rather than a narrative. Most of the Ludwig Rellstab verses compare images of nature to the poet's desires and longing for a distant love. Each of the seven songs is a discrete event, and the artists were freer with contrasts in tempo and volume.

Journal American Record Guide
Year 2016
Volume 79
Issue 1
Pages 15-16

Brodie, Susan (2016) Inner Life of Schubert's Song Cycles. In: American Record Guide, Vol. 79, No. 1, pp. 15-16. Available at


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