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Lost is my Quiet - Duets and solo songs

Composer Felix Mendelssohn (-Bartholdy)
Henry Purcell
Roger Quilter
Robert Schumann
Performer Iestyn Davies
Joseph Middleton
Carolyn Sampson
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2279 SACD
EAN 7318599922799
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Sep 2017
Total time 79'04

'Sheer delight' The Sunday Times
'absolutely delicious recording', The Daily Telegraph
10/10/10 Recommendation of the week, Klassik Heute

Carolyn Sampson and Iestyn Davies have collaborated on many occasions in the field of Baroque opera and oratorio, but on this occasion they venture into a somewhat different territory. In the company of Joseph Middleton, they have been exploring the Lieder for one and two voices of Mendelssohn and Schumann, combining them with songs and duets by Roger Quilter. And even though the disc actually opens with a set of Purcell songs – repertoire which both singers have previously made their mark in&&& – they are here performed with the piano accompaniments realized by Benjamin Britten, turning them into something quite new and different.

‘Creamy’, ‘luminous’ and ‘supple’ are words that often appear in reviews about both Carolyn Sampson and Iestyn Davies, and in these duets they achieve a marvellous blend as well as the utmost precision. They are aided in this by Joseph Middleton, described in The Telegraph (UK) as an ‘unfailingly sensitive accompanist’.
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  Henry Purcell (arr. B. Britten)
01 Sound the trumpet  2'20
02 Lost is my quiet 3'10
03 If music be the food of love  3'38
04 Music for a while 3'59
05 No, resistance is but vain 5'00
06 Celemene 3'50
  Felix Mendelssohn (-Bartholdy)
07 Ich wollt’, meine Lieb’ ergösse sich, Op. 63 No. 1 1'51
08 Gruß, Op. 63 No.3 2'18
09 Volkslied, Op. 63 No.5 1'46
10 Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein, Op. 63 No.6 1'42
11 Scheidend, Op.9 No.6 3'29
12 Neue Liebe, Op. 19 No.4 1'54
  Three Duets, Op.77 5'51
13 1. Sonntagsmorgen 2'54
14 2. Das Ährenfeld 1'51
15 3. Lied aus „Ruy Blas“ 1'06
  Robert Schumann
  Three Duets, Op.43 5'36
16 1. Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär 1'22
17 2. Herbstlied 2'04
18 3. Schön Blümelein 2'10
19 Nachtlied, Op. 96 No. 1 2'45
20 Stille Liebe, Op. 35 No.8 3'30
21 Der Einsiedler, Op. 83 No.3 3'56
22 Aufträge, Op. 77 No.5 2'25
23 So wahr die Sonne scheinet, Op. 37 No. 12 2'21
  Roger Quilter
24 It was a lover and his lass, Op. 23 No.3 2'18
25 Weep you no more, sad fountains 2'17
26 Music, when soft voices die, Op. 25 No.5 1'33
27 Drink to me only with thine eyes 2'22
28 Love’s philosophy, Op.3 No. 1 1'18
29 Love calls through the summer night 4'45
  Album total 79'04
SopranoSampson, Carolyn
Counter-tenorDavies, Iestyn
PianoMiddleton, Joseph
Lyricist Traditional
Bennett, Richard Rodney
D'Urfey, Thomas
Dryden, John
Eichendorff, Joseph von
Fallersleben, Hoffman von
Freiligrath, Ferdinand
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Heine, Heinrich
Heveningham, Henry
Jonson, Ben
Kerner, Justinus
L'Egru, Christian
Mahlmann, Siegfried August
Reinick, Robert
Ruckert, Friedrich
Shakespeare, William
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Tate, Nahum
Uhland, Ludwig
Voss, Johann H.
von Dräxler-Manfred, Karl Ferdinand
ComposerMendelssohn (-Bartholdy), Felix
Purcell (arr. B. Britten), Henry
Quilter, Roger
Schumann, Robert

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