Volume 15 reveals a largely unknown treasure of the romantic song for voice with piano accompaniment in which his complete 100 solo songs with opus numbers are united in one collection. The musical spectrum ranges from the naive-witty Kinderlieder op. 152 to the highly dramatic setting of Des Mädchens Klage op. 57,7 from Schiller’s Wallenstein. Among the authors of these poems Rheinberger’s scarcely-known contemporaries are represented, just as are the great names of German literature, including Goethe, Eichendorff, and Scheffel. English and Italian poets are also represented (Burns, Moore, Petrarca, Savonarola).
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