Gute Nacht

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Gute Nacht hat einen lieben Klang
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This song appeared as a supplement to the Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode in 1835. Surprisingly, there is no sign of counterpoint in this music which is very much in the style of the Beidermeier lied before Schumann, in modified strophic form with rather too few musical intricacies. Sechter dedicated a composition, a Fugue in C minor, to Schubert’s memory soon after the composer’s death. The younger composer had wanted to learn from Sechter, but it is clear that Sechter had little wish, or aptitude, to learn from Schubert.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2006

Recordings

Schubert: The Complete Songs
CDS44201/4040CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Songs by Schubert's contemporaries
CDJ33051/33CDs

Details

Track 29 on CDJ33051/3 CD2 [3'05] 3CDs
Track 29 on CDS44201/40 CD39 [3'05] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

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