Song Cycle Music Recordings

A song cycle is a set of individual songs conceived to be performer in sequence, either choral, or for solo voice. It is difficult to properly define a song cycle, because its definition overlaps with the one of 'song collection'. However, it may be said that a song cycle is meant to be presented as a unit from its composition, and the pieces -which can be as few as two or three or as much as thirty- share some kind of unifying thread. This can be the authorship of the text, the text itself, a thematic connection, etc.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
3 Chansons de Bilitis Claude Debussy Voice(s) and Piano Late 19th century
3 Pieśni do słów Adama Asnyka, Op. 18 Jan Karol Gall Voice(s) and Piano Late 19th century
3 Pieśni, Op. 13 Jan Karol Gall Voice(s) and Piano Late 19th century
3 Sonetti del Petrarca, S. 270 Franz Liszt Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
3 Songs, Op. 42 Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic
4 Songs, Op. 70 Johannes Brahms Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
5 Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme (Wesendonck Lieder), WWV 91 Richard Wagner Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
5 Songs, Op. 47 Johannes Brahms Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
5 Songs, Op. 104 Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic
5 Songs, Op. 105 Johannes Brahms Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
6 Choral Folksongs, Op. 36 Gustav Holst Choir Early 20th Century
6 Lieder and Romances, Op. 93a Johannes Brahms Choir Romantic
6 Poems by N. Lenau and Requiem, Op. 90 Robert Schumann Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
A Poet's Love, Op. 48 Robert Schumann Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
A Poet's Love, Op. 48 Robert Schumann Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
Album for Male Voices, Op. 30 Edvard Grieg Choir Romantic
Ariettes oubliées Claude Debussy Voice(s) and Piano Late 19th century
Die Schöne Müllerin, D. 795 Franz Schubert Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
Gypsy Songs, Op.55 Antonín Dvořák Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
In Folk Tone, Op. 73 Antonín Dvořák Voice(s) and Piano Romantic