Schubert wrote approximately 650 songs, based on poems by some 110 authors. Goethe led this formidable list, but after Goethe, came Johann Mayrhofer, now a totally forgotten poet. Schubert set 47 songs and two operas to Mayrhofer's writings. Here, each song and the two operas are discussed within musical and literary perspectives. Background information and technical vocabulary have been kept at a minimum but new translations of the Lieder are included.