Adrian Thompson, Ainsley, Ameling, Ann Murray, Arleen Auger, Bostridge, Christine Brewer, Christine Schafer, Daniel Norman, Edith Mathis, Elizabeth Connell, Fassbaender, Felicity Lott, Fischer-Dieskau, Gerald Finley, Graham Johnson, Janet Baker, Juliane Banse, Keenlyside, Koningsberger, Langridge, Lipovsek, Lorna Anderson, Lucia Popp, Lynne Dawson, MacDougal, Maltman, Margaret Price, Martyn Hill, Matthias Goerne, McLaughlin, Michael Schade, Patricia Rozario, Peter Schreier, Pregardien, Rolfe-Johnson, Sarah Walker, Schubert, Stephen Loges, Thomas Allen, Thomas Hampson, Toby Spence, Varcoe, Wyn-Rogers
Label : Hyperion
Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes
In the autumn of 2005 Hyperion released their complete Schubert song edition, some 18 years after they started recording. The composition of these songs spanned the same number of years. Between Lebenstraum … gesang in c”, a fragment dating from 1810 when he was thirteen and Der Taubenpost written a few weeks before his death late in 1828, Schubert set over 700 texts, mostly solo songs but also part songs and for ensemble. Almost all were with piano accompaniment. Everything that has survived is included. The edition is more than complete since it also includes a three-disc anthology of songs by Schubert’s friends and contemporaries, many of which are settings of the same texts Schubert used. In all there are forty discs and more than sixty solo singers participated but only one pianist – the indefatigable Graham Johnson. This project is his brainchild and he is the artistic mastermind.