The Naxos Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition: Schubert set the poetry of over 115 writers to music. He selected poems from classical Greece, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, from eighteenth-century German authors, early Romantics, Biedermeier poets, and Heine. The Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition presents all Schubert’s Lieder, over 700 songs, grouped according to the poets who inspired him.
Thanks to Bärenreiter’s Neue Schubert-Ausgabe (New Schubert Edition), Tübingen, which uses primary sources, the performers have been able to benefit from the most recent research of the editorial team. This disc is the third of a series devoted to Schubert’s friends, including Mayrhofer.
Volumes One and Two are available on 8554799 and 8557171, while two discs devoted exclusively to Mayrhofer are available on 8554738 and 8554739.
“This is one of the most taxing Schubert programmes ever assembled, and Trost is sensational throughout, conjuring up a unique emotionial or narrative world for each song by means of vocal or verbal dexterity.” Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 12th September 2008 *****