Folklore and Schubert

Mapping Folklore

Will Mawhood | Deep Baltic | 7th December 2021

Interview about the intersection of folklore and cartography, with a particular focus on the mythical creatures of Lithuania and the Baltic region. These beings have distinct topographical habitats that can be mapped across Europe. Legends about imps are most likely to come from places with bogs and swamps, fairies from lakes, giants from mountains and rocky terrain, and so on (4,542 words)

Every Schubert Song, Ranked

Jeffrey Arlo Brown | Van | 21st January 2021

Comprehensive list, from worst to best. Each song receives only the briefest of reviews, but the phrases add up to a portrait of an oeuvre, from "unnecessary arpeggiation" to "lukewarm melody" to "infinitely average". Of the very best piece, the writer lyrically says: "Sometimes I think if this was the only music that ever existed, things would still somehow be OK" (4,241 words)

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