Schubert: Psalms and Partsongs ()

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This is one of the ardent, more sensual, most spiritual, most joyous, and -- most of all -- one of the most enjoyable recordings of Schubert's choral music in years. While John Eliot Gardiner tends to smother Schubert's music with affectation and Robert Shaw tends to smother his music with the gargantuan sound of the Robert Shaw Chorus, Jane Glover and the BBC Singers perform his psalms and part songs with affection scaled to the size of the music. When the music is itself vast, as in the magnificent Psalm 92 (D. 953), ...

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  1. Psalm 23 ("Gott ist mein Hirt"), for female voices & piano, D. 706 (Op. posth. 132)
  2. Gott in der Natur ("Gross ist der Herr"), for two sopranos, two altos & piano, D. 757 (Op. 133)
  3. Gesang der Geister über den Wassern II ("Des Menschen Seele..."), quartet for unaccompanied male voices, D. 538
  4. Nachtgesang im Walde, quartet for male chorus & four horns, D. 913 (Op. posth. 139)
  5. Gondelfahrer II (Es tanzen Mond und Sterne"), quartet for male voices & piano, D. 809 (Op. 28)
  6. Psalm 92 ("tôw l'hôdôs ladônoj"), for baritone solo & chorus, D. 953
  7. Nachthelle ("Die Nacht ist heiter..."), for tenor, male voices & piano, D. 892 (Op. posth. 134)
  8. Der Tanz ("Es redet und träumet"), quartet for mixed voices & piano, D. 826
  9. Mondenschein ("Des Mondes Zauberblume lacht"), quintet for male voices & piano, D. 875 (Op. 102)
  10. Gesang der Geister über den Wassern IV ("Des Menschen Seele..."), for male voices & strings, D. 714 (Op. posth. 167)
  11. Ständchen ("Zögernd, leise"), for alto, chorus & piano ("Notturno"), D. 920 (Op. posth. 135)
  12. Die Geselligkeit ("Wer Lebenslust fühlet"), quartet for mixed voices & piano (Lebenslust), D. 609
  13. Mailied ("Der Schnee zerrinnt"), for 2 voices or 2 horns, D. 202
  14. Lützows wilde Jagd ("Was glänzt dort vom Walde"), for 2 voices & 2 horns, D. 205
  15. Sehnsucht ("Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt"), quintet for male voices, D. 656
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Schubert: Psalms and Partsongs
1997, Lambourne Productions

UPC: 5023391149924

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