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Thread: More slow and dark Schubert lieder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallus View Post
    Behold, the greatest lieder ever written:

    Well I don't want to be rude but that's the kind of Schubert I really don't care much for. Neither dark nor beautifully elevated (it's hard to find the right words for a non-native writer in English here). Although I do think Schubert is one of the few composers who can write beautiful sad melodies in major keys this is not an example of that. Dieter is a great singer though, but the pianist here is not very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josquin13 View Post
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    I'd also strongly urge you to eventually explore the lieder of Robert Schumann as well, down the road, since Schumann was arguably an even finer lieder composer than Schubert (in my view); along with the songs of Hugo Wolf and Johannes Brahms.
    Thanks for all advice.

    Regarding your advice on Schumann and Brahms, it's interesting how different tastes are. I've never really cared for lieder before, and I'm more into orchestral music, but this Schubert thing really got me, I've always had a special relationship to his late music for some reason I don't fully understand. But I've heard a lot of songs by Brahms and Schumann and I doubt the same thing will happen there, I really don't like much of their music at all, not even the orchestral stuff. It has never touched me. Same thing, I've no idea why. It must has something to do with personality.
    But I fully understand that a fan of lieder from the early 20th century finds all these composers interesting. Makes perfect sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdwardBast View Post
    Der Doppelganger:
    Challange to Der Zwerg having the most intriguing title. That's definitely a lyric I will have to translate.

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    Der Zwerg is a disturbing poem charged with sadism, death and sex.

    Last edited by Mandryka; Oct-17-2018 at 22:55.

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    The sublime 4 Gesänge aus 'Wilhelm Meister', D.877.


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    Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen is a real gem and also my favorite. Other than that, Auf dem Wasser zu singen is very beautiful and pretty dark.

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