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")]
Years ago I suggested to a major company that they should ask Felicity Lott to make some Lieder records, advice thatRead 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.
Work(s)by Franz Schubert Performer:
Felicity Lott (Soprano),
Graham Johnson (Piano)
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
Schubert and The LottApril 12, 2015By M. Mckno Bottrall (PORT PIRIE, Sth. Australia)See All My Reviews"Schubert is renowned for his delightful tuneful songs, and Felicity Lott has the voice to do them proud. Such a range of songs, so poignantly sung, and brilliantly accompanied."Report Abuse
DisappointingMarch 23, 2015By Ruth C. (Philadelphia, PA)See All My Reviews"I bought this recording for The Shepherd on the Rock but Felicity Lott's vibrato is overwhelming and ruined the piece for me."Report Abuse