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Franz Schubert, the Singer-Songwriter

2022-05-22 — Michael Haupt

Gisbert zu Knyphausen is a singer-songwriter. His take on Franz Schubert is that he also was a singer-songwriter. Consequently, Knyphausen took some of Schubert's 600 (or so) songs and interpreted them in his own personal style. The result is a recently released album, "Lass irre Hunde heulen", and it's just plain amazing. Those songs are 200 years old, and still make a lot - or even more? - sense in the modern interpretation.

Examples: the iconic opening song from Winterreise, "Gute Nacht"; and one of my personal favourites, "Nähe des Geliebten".

Do yourself a favour please and get the album. It's wonderful.

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