On 1 October Schubert composed Gretchen am Spinnrade, considered the first romantic lied in history.
An die ferne Geliebte by Beethoven, dedicated to the Prince of Lobkowitz.
Completion of Schubert's Winterreise, commenced in 1823.
Posthumous publication of Schubert's Schwanengesang, the last lieder composed before his death.
In just 12 months Schumann composed 140 Lieder including Dichterliebe (as well as Frauenliebe und -Leben and the two Liederkreis). An unrivalled burst of creativity in the history of the genre.
First public performance of Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin.
Brahms commenced Die schöne Magelone, completed four years later. 1880 First recording of a cycle of lieder by Schumann.
A very intensive year for Wolf. He composed the majority of the 53 lieder in Gedichte von Eduard Mörike, published in Vienna in 1889.
Wolf published Book 1 of his Italienisches Liederbuch. Book 2 appeared in 1896.
Mahler commenced his Kindertotenlieder, once again for voice and orchestra. Premiered in 1905 in New York.
Mahler's Rückert-Lieder, originally for voice and orchestra.
Das Buch der hängenden Gärten composed during Schoenberg's atonal period.
Zemlinksy commenced his Gesänge, completed in 1913.
Krämerspiegel by Richard Strauss.
Vier Wiegenlieder für Arbeitermütter by Eisler to a text by Brecht. Lied with a social purpose.
Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann by Martin.
Rihm composed Vier Gedichte aus Atemwende.
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