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Schubert: 'Nacht Und Traume'

Magazine article Gramophone

Schubert: 'Nacht Und Traume'

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Schubert 'Nacht und Traume' Amalia, D195. An mein Klavier, D342. Ave Maria, D839. Dass sie hier gewesen, D775. Du bist die Ruh, D776. Die Forelle, D550. Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118. Jager, ruhe von der Jagd, D838. Die junge Nonne, D828. Lachen und Weinen, D777. Nacht und Traume, D827. Raste, Krieger, Krieg ist aus, D837. Schwanengesang, D744. Sei mir gegrusst, D741. Stendchen, D889. Todesmusik, D758. Wandrers Nachtlied, D768 Ailish Tynan sop lain Burnsidepf Delphian [F] DCD34165 (63' * DDD * T/t)

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According to Delphian's website, this is the first volume of a projected series of Schubert songs featuring different singers. Ailish Tynan's not-too-constraining theme is Women in Love', which embraces some of Schubert's best-known songs for female characters, such as Ellen's three from Walter Scott's The Lady of the Lake, though not all. The disc is filled by popular favourites, such as 'Die Forelle' and Wandrers Nachtlied' (no love-smitten women there).

Tynan's limpid soprano is at its best when she is shaping some fine Schubertian phrases, calling the wanderer to rest ('balde ruhest du auch') or imagining the sensation of dying in 'Schwanengesang'. …

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