Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

The songs

Die Götter Griechenlands (Friedrich Schiller), D 677            

Ganymed (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), D 544                    

Der zürnenden Diana (Mayrhofer), D 707  

Lied eines Schiffers an die Diorskuren (Mayrhofer) D 360 

An die Leier (Anakreon)  D 737                                                  

Der entsühnte Orest (Mayrhofer), D 699

Prometheus (Goethe), D 674

Atys (Mayrhofer), D 585

Memnon (Mayrhofer), D 541

Hippolits Lied (Friedrich von Gerstenberg), D 890

Fahrt zum Hades (Mayrhofer), D 526

Lied des Orpheus, als er in die Hölle... (Johann G.Jacobi), D 474

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (Schiller), D 583

Dithyrambe (Schiller) D 801


The Schubert Projekt

Biographie auf Wikipedia

Franz Schubert was born in the midst of a period that is known to us today as classical music and which was significantly shaped by Schiller and Goethe. This love of classical music and the spirit of Greco-Roman antiquity pervades Schubert's musical work. He has written more than 30 songs on the subject of "Hellas".

His generation included revolutionary spirits who, inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, dreamed of the liberation of the peoples of Europe. He set texts by Theodor Körner or Wilhelm Müller. The poet of the "Schöne Müllerin" and the "Winterreise" was also known as "Greek Müller" because he wholeheartedly supported the Greeks' struggle for liberation from Ottoman rule.

His texts with the title "Greek Songs" are known, but unfortunately they have not been set to music. From the thematically related with "Hellas" songs of Franz Schubert, mostly on poetry of Schuberts friend Johann Baptist Mayrhofer, Goethe and Schiller, we selected for our competition the following compilation:



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