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Schubert Favorites, Including Shepherd On The Rock / Felicity Lott

Schubert / Lott / Johnson
Release Date: 06/15/2010 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1092   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Michael CollinsIan BrownFelicity LottGraham Johnson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It's a delightful performance, with as intimately blended a soprano and clarinet as you could ever hope to hear. In the sustained G minor central section you could almost mistake the one for the other. Their malleable phrasing is no less closely matched than their tone, with some particularly fine-spun pianissimo from Michael Collins that just melts into silence. Though the piano part is hardly Schubert at his most inspired Ian Brown gives it plenty of character.

-- Gramophone [12/1987, reviewing Der Hirt auf dem Felsen ("Shepherd on the Rock")]

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Years ago I suggested to a major company that they should ask Felicity Lott to make some Lieder records, advice that
Read more wasn't heeded. Now here is a smaller company recording her at the height of her powers in a disc of popular Schubert songs that shows her complete command of the genre. Secure tone, confident phrasing, exemplary breath control, combined with an understanding of the idiom are evident throughout.

-- Gramophone [10/1988]
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Works on This Recording

1. Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965/Op. 129 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Michael Collins (Clarinet), Ian Brown (Piano), Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
2. An Sylvia, D 891/Op. 106 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
3. An die Musik, D 547 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
4. Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
5. Die junge Nonne, D 828/Op. 43 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
6. Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
7. Work(s) by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 

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