Art Song Augmented is an online forum devoted to art songs by underrepresented composers whose music has been marginalized. The site aims to share this music with a wide audience by providing high-quality recordings, commentary, scores, and other resources for those interested in learning more about this repertoire. An equally important goal is to bring together scholars, performers, students, and lay listeners—to create a community committed to celebrating this extraordinary and understudied body of music.

This project would not be possible without the support of University of Oregon Foundation trustee Timothy Foo who, along with the university’s Presidential Fund for Faculty Excellence, provided funds to establish the Edmund A. Cykler Chair in Music.


1. Having been made greater in size or value.
2. In MUSIC: having been raised up (ex. in the upper note of an interval or chord) or expanded (ex. in the note values of a melody).

The world of art song is like a vast ocean. Near the surface are well-known composers like Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Hugo Wolf, but far below are huge numbers of virtually unknown songs by composers who don’t appear on course syllabi, in scholarly journals, or on recordings. My goal is to make this music more accessible, and to inspire scholars, performers, and listeners to dive into the magical depths of the genre.

Did you know?

Fanny Hensel’s op. 1 (a collection of six songs) was published in the summer of 1846, less than a year before she died of a stroke at the age of 41.

Did you know?

Josephine Lang’s husband, Christian Reinhold Köstlin, was a poet, and she set many of his poems to music.