Fülei Balázs zongoraművész

There is some mystery surrounding the history of the Schwanengesang: what we know for sure is that during the last year of his life, Schubert set to music seven poems by Rellstab, six poems by Heine and one poem by Seidl and, after his death, these songs were sold by Schubert’s brother, Ferdinand to the renowned publisher, Tobias Haslinger. 

Haslinger has arranged the songs into one set and named it Swan Song, published in March, 1829. Ten years later the Schwanengesang has also inspired Liszt to compose a musical setting of the songs for solo piano. Schubert’s work and its interesting background will be revived by Balázs Fülei, Zoltán Megyesi and Zoltán Farkas musicologist in the programme series of the Bartók Radio titled Zenebeszéd (Musica e Parole) on November 4th in the Marble Hall of the Hungarian Radio. 

Schubert schwanengesang

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