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The original Köchel catalogue assigned the K numbers 390-392 to the songs. By the catalogue’s 6th edition, new research had discovered the true order of the songs and catalogued them under the number K(6)340 a/b/c, the order presented here. As a result of this reshuffling the evidence of a song cycle becomes more pronounced; the sense of contented insignificance in the first song grows through the others until it becomes a self imposed isolation. But in musical style and invention each song still stands alone, and while the keys are related (F major – B flat major – D minor) they do not quite make a full revolution. It is not a cycle, but Mozart firmly placed our feet on the pedals.
from notes by Robin Tritschler © 2019
|Song's first cycle|
The creation of the song cycle as an art form was paved with musical experiments and innovations. Robin Tritschler and Malcolm Martineau here chart the progress made by the great Lied composers of the day toward the cyclical perfection finally ach ...» More