Song of the week: Mondnacht (R. Schumann) - D. Fischer-Dieskau, G. Moore
 
Blue - W. KandinskyThe Lied we are listening today, Mondnacht, by Schumann, and the one we listened last week, Die Nacht, are very close. If you liked Die Nacht you probably like Mondnacht.
Song of the week: Die Nacht (R. Strauss) - J. Kaufmann, H. Deutsch
 
Home i dona contemplant la lluna. C.D. FriedrichWhat Art Song is, and what it's not, in a few broad strokes. Our song this week, a exquisite nocturne by Strauss, Die Nacht, performed by Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch.
Songs of the week: Gretchen am Spinnrade (F. Schubert) - S. Isokoski, M. Viitasalo; Margarethe (C.F. Zelter) - A. Folan, T. Beghin
 
Gretchen am Spinnrad. A. von KrelingPay attention to the date: 19th October 1814. On that day Franz Schubert wrote, at age 17, Gretchen am Spinnrade.
Schubert al piano - G. KlimtThis is the first post of Liederabend, a blog about Art Song.  I don't think it's a better way to begin than Schubert's An die Musik.

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