A fine contemporary volume of ten works containing eighteen Lieder including his most famous early songs ‘Erlkönig’ and ‘Der Wanderer’, and several first editions; setting poems by Goethe, Rückert, Schiller, Schlegel, &c. 

Vienna, 1821-1833. 

Ten works, oblong folio, pp. 11, 11, 19, 14, 7, 19, 15, 3, 7, 19, engraved music, each work with its own engraved title-page; the first seven with the additional contemporary publisher’s stamps ‘Prag bei Marco Berra’; a few small stains, dusty in places, but very good copies bound together in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rubbed, morocco labels; ‘Die Rose’ (Deutsch 745) includes a list of Schubert’s works as published by Diabelli in Vienna up to Opus 87, on which the contents of the present volume have been ticked off.

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A fine contemporary volume of ten works containing eighteen Lieder including his most famous early songs ‘Erlkönig’ and ‘Der Wanderer’, and several first editions; setting poems by Goethe, Rückert, Schiller, Schlegel, &c. 

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A rare collection of Schubert Lieder in a contemporary binding, apparently as retailed by the Czech music publisher Berra, including three first editions. 

Erlkönig, Ballade von Goethe (Deutsch 328), probably Schubert’s most famous Lied, chosen by him as his Opus 1, was the last of nearly 150 songs composed by him in 1815.  Written at great speed and to an enthusiastic response, it was nevertheless revised several times before its eventual publication, by private subscription, in 1821.  ‘The response was overwhelming … The firm of Cappi & Diabelli was commissioned to engrave the works’, and as a result Op. 1 - 8 were issued in 1821, each with carefully directed dedications on the title-pages.  Erlkönig ‘spread Schubert’s fame far beyond the bounds of his native city.  In his own lifetime, and for generations afterwards, it was considered his greatest song’ (Grove).  It is present here in an edition issued by Diabelli alone after Cappi’s retirement in 1824, as is Opus 4, Der Wanderer von Schmidt v. Lübeck, Morgenlied von Werner, Wandrers-Nachtlied von Göthe (1821, Deutsch 493, 685, and 224).  ‘Der Wanderer’ was one of Schubert’s ‘most popular songs during his lifetime and for many years afterwards,’ becoming ‘the delight of Viennese drawing-rooms some time before it was published … Der Wanderer is said to have brought in 27,000 florins within forty years to Diabelli’ (Capell, Schubert’s Songs).

The works in first edition are: Der Wanderer und den Mond.  Das Zügenglöcklein.  Im Freyen (Deutsch 870, 871 and 880, 1827, setting Seidl); Das Lied im Grünen von Reil.  Wonne der Wehmuth von Göthe.  Sprache der Liebe von Fr. v. Schlegel (Deutsch 917, 260 and 410, 1829); and Der Blumenbrief, von Al. Schreiber.  Vergiss mein nicht, von F. von Schober (Deutsch 622 and 792, 1833).  ‘An Sylvia’ (Deutsch 891, 1829), a setting of Shakespeare, is present in its second edition, printed as No. 295 of Diabelli’s collection Philomele

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SCHUBERT, Franz.  Erlkönig, Ballade von Goethe.  In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Piano-Forte begleitung … 1tes Werk …  Vienna, Diabelli & Co., [after 1824].  D 328.  First published 1821 for Cappi and Diabelli. 

SCHUBERT, Franz.  Der Wanderer von Schmidt v. Lübeck, Morgenlied von Werner, Wandrers-Nachtlied von Göthe, für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Piano-Forte-Begleitung … 4tes Werk …  Vienna, Diabelli & Co., [after 1824].  D 493, 685, and 224.  First published 1821 for Cappi and Diabelli.

SCHUBERT, Franz.  Der Liedler, Ballade von J. Kenner in Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte … 38tes Werk …  Vienna, Joseph Czerny, [1825?].  D 209; later issue (first printed for Cappi & Company), but using the first edition plates.

SCHUBERT, Franz.  Greisen-Gesang aus den östlichen Rosen von F. Rückert.  Und Dithyrambe von F. V. Schiller.  In Musik gesetzt für eine Bassstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte … 60tes Werk.  Vienna, Joseph Czerny, [1826?].  D 778 and 801.  First published by Cappi and Czerny 1821 (without tempo markings); later issue, with Czerny only in the imprint. 

SCHUBERT, Franz.  Die Rose, Gedicht von Fried. Schlegel.  In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte … 73tes Werk …  Vienna, Diabelli & Co., [1828?].  D 745.  Second edition, first published as supplement to Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, 7 May 1822. 

SCHUBERT, Franz.  Der Wanderer an den Mond.  Das Zügenglöcklein.  Im Freyen.  Gedichte von J. G. Seidl.  In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte … 80tes Werk …  Vienna, Tobias Haslinger, [1827].  D 870, 871 and 880.  First edition. 

SCHUBERT, Franz.  Das Lied im Grünen von Reil.  Wonne der Wehmuth von Göthe.  Sprache der Liebe von Fr. v. Schlegel.  3 Gedichte in Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte … Op. 115 …  Vienna, M. J. Leidesdorf, [1829].  D 917, 260 and 410.  First edition. 

SCHUBERT, Franz.  ‘An Sylvia von Shakespeare’ = Philomele, eine Sammlung der beliebsten Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte … No. [295].  Vienna, Diabelli & Co., [1829].  D 891.  Second edition?  First published 1828 by the Lithographisches Institut. 

SCHUBERT, Franz.  Der blinde Knabe, aus dem Englischen von Craigher.  In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begl. des Pianoforte … 101tes Werk.  [= Philomele, No. 242].  Vienna, Diabelli & Co., [1829].  D 833.  Second edition, first published as supplement to Wiener Zeitschrift. 

SCHUBERT, Franz.  Der Blumenbrief, von Al. Schreiber.  Vergiss mein nicht, von F. von Schober.  In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte … Nachlass No. 21 …  Vienna, Diabelli & Co., [1833].  D 622 and 792.  First edition. 

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