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The Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling here performs songs by Franz Schubert, accompanied by Paul Rivinius.
The disc includes some of Schubert's best-known songs, such as the carefree An Silvia, the serene Litanei, and the first Suleika song.
The programme features great changes in emotion: from the portrayals of the joy and despair of young love in Bei dir allein! and Lied des Florio, to the Gothic drama of Der Zwerg and the despondency of Totengräbers Heimweh.
As well as having a highly successful opera career, Camilla Tilling has made a name for herself in concert and in recital. Her previous recording for BIS – the Strauss recital Rote Rosen (BISSACD1709) – was met with great critical acclaim.
Franz Schubert: 4 Refrainlieder, Op. 95, D. 866
4 Refrainlieder, Op. 95, D. 866: No. 2. Bei Dir allein
Franz Schubert: 2 Szenen aus dem Schauspiel Lacrimas, Op. 124, D. 857
I. Lied der Delphine
II. Lied das Florio
Franz Schubert: Suleika I (Was bedeutet die Bewegung), Op. 14, No. 1, D. 720
Suleika I (Was bedeutet die Bewegung), Op. 14, No. 1, D. 720
Franz Schubert: Suleika II (Ach um deine feuchten Schwingen), Op. 31, D. 717
Suleika II (Ach um deine feuchten Schwingen), Op. 31, D. 717
Franz Schubert: Gesang, Op. 106, No. 4, D. 891, "An Sylvia" (Who is Sylvia)
Gesang, Op. 106, No. 4, D. 891, "An Sylvia" (Who is Sylvia)
Franz Schubert: Der Zwerg, Op. 22, No. 1, D. 771
Der Zwerg, Op. 22, No. 1, D. 771
Franz Schubert: Geheimes, Op. 14, No. 2, D. 719
Geheimes, Op. 14, No. 2, D. 719
Franz Schubert: Heimliches Lieben, D. 922
Heimliches Lieben, D. 922
Franz Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op. 2, D. 118
Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op. 2, D. 118
Franz Schubert: Fruhlingsglaube, Op. 20, No. 2, D. 686
Fruhlingsglaube, Op. 20, No. 2, D. 686
Franz Schubert: Im Fruhling, Op. 101, No. 1, D. 882
Im Fruhling, Op. 101, No. 1, D. 882
Franz Schubert: Der Sanger am Felsen, D. 482
Der Sanger am Felsen, D. 482
Franz Schubert: Totengrabers Heimweh, D. 842
Totengrabers Heimweh, D. 842
Franz Schubert: Am Tage aller Seelen, D. 343, "Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen"
Am Tage aller Seelen, D. 343, "Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen"
8th April 2012
“Above all, Tilling is versatile and protean...Her soprano sounds peachier than ever, her diction is clear and her musical instincts are immaculate. This lovely singing is underpinned by Paul Rivinius’s outstanding playing of the equally important piano parts. A must for Schubertians.”
“Tilling is a Swedish singer whose enchanting soprano voice and acute musical intelligence are both admirably deployed in this well-chosen selection...The opening song of the recital is the lively, exhilarating 'Bei dir allein!'...Tilling negotiates it without strain and sings it with delightful spontaneity...This is a lovely disc, a treat for all lovers of Schubert's songs.”
“The al fresco exuberance of 'Bei dir allein' gets this recital off to a delectable start: Camilla Tilling's vernal tone is fresh and smiling, her phrasing both shapely and feurig, as Schubert demands, her response to mood and harmony vivid...Tilling's tonal radiance and free-soaring top notes are priceless assets...a Schubert recital of rare pedigree.”