Petrarch Sonnets (Fischer-Dieskau/Demus)
Petrarch Sonnets set by Reichardt, Schubert; Liszt and Pfitzner. Fischer-Dieskau/ Demus, Moore
Why make new records? Take already sold ones;
Make a long extract; put new wrapping on it,
Add-a new title; say “The Petrarch Sonnet”;
(You'll find some more among the pigeon-holed ones –
Copyright dates will show which tracks are old ones;
The public can't complain we're trying to con it –
That's not our way at Deutsche Grammophon).
It won't sell a million discs, or earn us gold ones
But now at least we've got a new recording.
What? half a side still missing? Fill with Reichardt.
He's currently in vogue among the highbrows.
As culture or as commerce; he's rewarding,
And might attain great heights in the July chart:
If we raise sales, who cares who raises eyebrows?