Songs by Schubert's friends and contemporaries

These generously filled discs were included as the ‘bonus’ discs in the forty-disc boxed set The Complete Songs by Franz Schubert CDS44201/40. They are now available as a set of three and are presented with comprehensive commentaries by Graham Johnson which firmly establish the composers—many of them barely known today—in the context of that flowering of musical creativity at the zenith of which later generations have placed Schubert himself.

CDJ33051/3  227 minutes 13 seconds (3 discs)
‘This enterprising, often revelatory set should intrigue and delight anyone interested in the development of the Lied’ (Gramophone)
‘Since making music with friends was Schubert's whole raison d'etre, this 3-CD box is an inspired idea … led by the soprano Susan Gritton, the performances are pure A-list’ (The Independent)
‘Anyone who loves lieder will find here a rich, diverse, and delightful offering. There isn't a bad song among the 81 songs by 40 composers who wrote during Schubert's lifetime, and there's a lot of f ...