"Der Erlkönig" is a well-known ballad by J. W. v. Goethe and it´s not necessary to mention, that the musical version by Schubert is at least famous as the text by Goethe. We choosed a not too fast tempo at the beginning for to have a bit of space for an accelerando at the end. This song actually is like a "mini-opera", with three different characters and a speaker, and I think, Tatjana has tried to bring these characters out as well as possible. This lied by Schubert is one of my absolute favorites and I´m so happy to have the opportunity to perform it. (This recording for us is a preliminary practice for a little performance we will have in our school soon, btw.) We actually were a bit "out of breath" after each take :wink: , but we had and we still have a lot of fun to do it. Tatjana has put some nice pictures to the video on my YouTube-channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO0SZbGqGMM Here is the link to the mp3-file (Franz Schubert, D328, Der Erlkönig, performed by Tatjana Steinke, voice, and Andreas Pfaul, piano): https://d19bhbirxx14bg.cloudfront.net/S ... teinke.mp3 And last but not least a small special remark for Didier: I have recorded this song with Reaper and I have used exactly the settings you have used in your edition of my "Ganymed"-recording (see my Ganymed-thread, please). So there are different levels of gain and panorama on each the left and right channel. After that I have made a mixture of the the voice- and the piano-track, though I don´t know, if this still was necessary. What do you think? See also my recordings of "Frühlingstraum" and "Gefrorene Tränen" here in the forum, please. There I have used another recording technique, which I explain in the thread itself.