As the century veered towards strong romanticism, Lieder in Austria and Germany was left in the hands of Mahler, Strauss and Wolf. But it was overwhelmingly taken over by the French . . . . there, it was called "Melodies". The French succeeded in reviving Schubert's original project of "standalone" songs, ie, not arias taken out of context from Operas.
Some of the most wonderful songs were written by the above composers, but sadly, only a few are known for unknown reasons.
This evening will introduce the "melodies" of each of the above composers (videos).