Much has been written already on the topic of Schubert and the guitar -
and from the composer's lifetime up to today, countless editions of his
songs featuring guitar accompaniments have been published. So why add
yet another one? Because the present versions for guitar originate from
the composer's immediate circle. In the years 1840-1842, Schubert's
friend and provider of lyrics Franz von Schlechta (1796-1875) put down
in writing the present collection of songs: some feature previously
unknown guitar accompaniments, some are based on versions which had
already been printed in Schubert's lifetime, but have not been
republished since, while others are hard-to-find arrangements by the
composer's contemporaries. These 39 songs are reproduced here in
facsimile form, enhanced with transcripts of the lyrics as well as
reference texts and documents, introduced and commented by Stefan Hackl.
38 x 30,6 x 3,4 cm.
1st edition in German and English (2014).