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Elysium - A Schubert Recital

Composer Franz Schubert
Performer Joseph Middleton
Carolyn Sampson
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2573 SACD
EAN 7318599925738
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Mar 2023
Total time 68'30

The last years of Schubert’s life were clouded by illness, so thoughts of the afterlife cannot have been far from his mind. For their latest recital for BIS, Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton present an all-Schubert recital themed around Elysium, the mythical idea of a blessed and happy eternal future, with texts that explore different states of the afterlife by well-known authors such as Goethe, Rückert and Schiller as well as by lesser-known ones.
Opening with a hymn to the divine in nature, this recital in turn evokes distant realms, blissful eternity and dream-filled sleep, before concluding with a farewell to the earth; from the passion and doubt of Die junge Nonne (The Young Nun) to the beautiful and touching Du bist die Ruh (You are peace).&&&
Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton have released several acclaimed discs for BIS, including Album für die Frau, a collection of songs by Clara and Robert Schumann and A Soprano’s Schubertiade, a Schubert anthology, named ‘Recording of the Month’ by MusicWeb International and ‘CD-Tipp’ by BR Klassik.
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01 Schwestergruß, D 762 6'34
02 Ganymed, D 544 4'01
03 An den Mond, D 193 3'16
04 Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 744 3'41
05 Die junge Nonne, D 828 4'44
06 Gott im Frühlinge, D 448 2'02
07 Nacht und Träume, D 827 4'25
08 Die Sterne, D 939 3'12
09 An den Mond, D 259 3'37
10 Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D 343 4'57
11 An die Nachtigall, D 497 1'29
12 Der Musensohn, D 764 2'11
13 Der liebliche Stern, D 861 3'06
14 Wiegenlied, D 867 5'24
15 Du bist die Ruh, D 776 4'31
16 Elysium, D 584 7'53
17 Abschied von der Erde, D 829 3'19
  Album total 68'30
SopranoSampson, Carolyn
PianoMiddleton, Joseph

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