Apparition - I - The Night in Silence under many a Star
Apparition - Vocalise I - Summer Sounds
Apparition - II- When lilacs last in the Dooryard bloomed
Apparition - III - Dark Mother always gliding near with soft feet
Apparition - Vocalise II - Invocation
Apparition - IV - Approach Strong Deliveress!
Apparition - Vocalise III - Death Carol
Apparition - V - Come lovely and soothing Death!
Apparition - VI - The Night in Silence under Many a Star
“Given Christine Schäfer's wide-ranging repertoire, this mixing of 17th-century English and 20th-century American songs is no surprise. Her exemplary clarity of tone and diction, and her emotional commitment to both composers, make for a powerful recital.”
“The first part of the disc intersperses Crumb's moderately Coplandesque Three Early Songs (1947) with Purcell favourites like "Sweeter than Roses" and "Music for a While". The sovereign authority of Schäfer's voice and the intensity of her presence makes for a seamless narrative, and the clarity of her diction and innate dramatic sensibility revitalise the Purcell works.”
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