I posted this in the comment section of my my post Schubert Lives? I realized that some of you may not have had the pleasure of sitting through music history class with Dr. Whaples at UMass.  With apologies to my music history professors…

Sorry, this was intended for music students and/or fans of classical music. Lied in German literally means song. We learned about them as art songs beginning in the early 19th century. Having to sit through music history classes much attention was given to Franz Schubert‘s leider. I particularly remember Der Erlkonig (or The Elf King).

Erlkonig for voice and piano:

Erlkonig for just piano:

Erlkonig for voice and orchestra: