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10 favorite song cycles

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kyjo:
I don't think this has been done yet:

Britten: Les Illuminations (or Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings)
Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring (or By Footpath and Stile)
Hashimoto: 3 Wasan
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Martinů: Magic Nights
Rangström: Häxorna (The Witches)
Ravel: Shéhérazade
Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin
Szymanowski: Love Songs of Hafiz
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Mirror Image:
An excellent thread idea, Kyle! I'll post my list later on...it's bed time here. :)

Jo498:
The term "cycle" is often used for collections that are comparably loose, e.g. Mahler Wunderhorn (not even published all together) vs. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen but I will mostly ignore this.

Schubert: Winterreise, Die schöne Müllerin
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder
Schumann: Dichterliebe, Eichendorff-Lieder op.39, Heine-Lieder op.24
Strauss: 4 letzte Lieder
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, Strings

k a rl h e nn i ng:
In no particular order:

Shostakovich, Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok for soprano and piano trio, Op. 127
Shostalovich, Symphony № 14,Op. 135
Shostakovich, Suite on Poems of Michelangelo, Op. 145
Mussorgsky, Songs and Dances of Death
Schoenberg, Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten, Op. 15
Schoenberg, Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21
Weinberg, Jewish Songs after Shmuel Halkin, Op. 17
Tcherepnin, My Flowering Staff
Mahler Rückert-Lieder
Strauss, Four Last Songs,
Brahms, Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121


That's eleven, but I'm not dropping any of them

Mirror Image:
My 10 in no particular order:

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder
Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder
Debussy: Trois poèmes de Mallarmé
Ravel: Trois poèmes de Mallarmé
Shostakovich: From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79
Berlioz: Les nuits d'été, Op. 7
Sibelius: Six Songs, Op. 50
Dvořák: Liebeslieder, Op. 83, B 160
Rachmaninov: Six Songs, Op. 8
Barber: Hermit Songs, Op. 29

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