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Christine Schaefer
Purcell/Crumb: Apparition

 

ONYX4021

APPARITION
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
George Crumb (1929 - ) 

[With spoken introductions from the sonnets of William Shakespeare]
 
Henry Purcell

[1. So long as men can breathe                   0.54]
2  Music for a while                                 3.41                 
3 If music be the food of love [1692]       1.31
4 Ah how sweet it is to love                      1.35
[5: Do I envy those Jacks                          0.28]
6 An Epithalamium (Thrice happy lovers)   2.52 
[7. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day   0.43]
8 Sweeter than Roses                             4.16 
 
George Crumb
9. Three Early Songs: I Night                   2.56     
            
Henry Purcell

[10 They live unwooed                               0.17]
11  From rosy bow’rs                               7.08
[12 And so of youth                                   0.48]
13  Not all my torments                           3.01
 
George Crumb
14  Three Early Songs II Let it be forgotten 3.17                
 
Henry Purcell
15 Crown the altar  3.19                                                               
[16  No longer mourn for me when I am dead    0.44]
 
George Crumb
17 Three Early Songs III  Wind Elegy           2.14
  
Henry Purcell
[18       ******                                          0.46]
19 Dido’s Lament                                      4.21
 
George Crumb
Apparition  
20  I The Night in Silence under Many a Star 3.23
21  Vocalise 1: Summer Sounds                  1.07 
22  II When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d  1.25
23  III Dark Mother Always Gliding Near with Soft Feet  2.53
24  Vocalise 2: Invocation                          1.03
25  IV Approach Strong Deliveress!              2.14
26  Vocalise 3: Death Carol (“Song of the Nightbird”)  0.41
27  V Come Lovely and Soothing Death        7.39
28. VI The Night in Silence under Many a Star  4.24
 
Christine Schäfer soprano/Sopran
Eric Schneider piano/Klavier

 

Christine Schaefer
Schubert Winterreise

 

ONYX4010

1 Gute Nacht   4.44
2 Die Wetterfahne  1.40
3 Gefrorne Tränen  2.20
4 Erstarrung   2.54
5 Der Lindenbaum  4.42
6 Wasserflut   3.38
7 Auf dem Flusse   3.25
8 Rückblick   2.04
9 Irrlicht    2.51
10 Rast    3.11
11 Frühlingstraum  4.18 
12 Einsamkeit   2.44
13 Die Post   2.17
14 Der greise Kopf  3.22
15 Die Krähe   1.30
16 Letzte Hoffnung  2.20
17 Im Dorfe   3.00
18 Der stürmische Morgen  0.51
19 Täuschung   1.28
20 Der Wegweiser  3.18
21 Das Wirtshaus   3.49
22 Mut    1.23
23 Die Nebensonnen  2.49
24 Der Leiermann   3.53
 
Total time   68.32
 
Christine Schaefer (soprano)
Eric Schneider (piano)