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Haltet an der Hoffnung fest!
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In 1821 Schubert was asked to contribute a song to the famous Leipzig almanac W. G. Beckers Taschenbuch für geselligen Vergnügen; the poet Friedrich Kind was the editor. At some time in 1820 Schubert must have sent Kind his Schlechta setting Widerschein, D639; simultaneously Kind must have asked Franz Anton Schubert for a song. The two songs were included as folded supplements in the small exquisitely printed book: one of them by ‘Franz Schubert in Wien’, the other by ‘Franz Schubert in Dresden’. The editor must have been rather amused by this juxtaposition, although history does not relate what Franz Anton thought about once again being associated with Franz Peter. There are a number of other Schuberts—Johann Friedrich (1770–1811), Joseph (1757–1812), Louis (1828–1884) and Manfred (b1937). This incident reminds us that Schubert is a very common German musical name, if not quite in the same class as Bach.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2006


Schubert: The Complete Songs
CDS44201/40Boxed set + book (at a special price) — Download only
Songs by Schubert's friends and contemporaries


Track 17 on CDJ33051/3 CD1 [1'09] 3CDs
Track 17 on CDS44201/40 CD38 [1'09] Boxed set + book (at a special price) — Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDJ33051/3 disc 1 track 17

Recording date
13 October 2004
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. Songs by Schubert's friends and contemporaries (CDJ33051/3)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: March 2006
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 38 Track 17
    Release date: October 2005
    Deletion date: July 2021
    Boxed set + book (at a special price) — Download only
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