The one hundred and sixty-ninth classical recording: #254 Franz Schubert - Schwanengesang

The title of this collection of poems, 'Swan Song' is appropriate for the sadder tone of the pieces. While not too slow, there's a lamenting tone to a number of them, with the upbeat poems actually feeling out of place in between - not entirely unwelcome, but there's something reassuring about the slow pace, more of a mastery of the sound than the more upbeat sound gives you. The delicate nature of some of the songs stands out, but it works well as a two hundred year old album regardless.