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Bei Dir Allein! – Schubert: Songs / Camilla Tilling, Paul Rivinius

Schubert / Tilling / Rivinius
Release Date: 02/28/2012 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1844  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla TillingPaul Rivinius
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



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SCHUBERT Bei dir allein! Lied der Delphine. Lied des Florio. Suleika I. Suleika II. An Sylvia. Der Zwerg. Geheimes. Heimliches Lieben. Gretchen am Spinnrade. Frühlingsglaube. Im Frühling. Der sänger am Felsen. Totengräbers Heimweh. A, Tage aller Seelen - Litanei Camilla Tilling (sop); Paul Rivinius (pn) BIS 1844 (SACD: Read more 61:40) &


Camilla Tilling is primarily a Mozart-Handel soprano, though she has also sung Oscar in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera and Mélisande in Debussy’s opera. Here she gives us a recital of Schubert songs, perkily and crisply sung, with equally perky, crisp accompaniments by Paul Rivinius.


I was struck particularly by Tilling’s vocal control. She has a pleasant, light flicker-vibrato of the sort not often heard nowadays, though I’ve been hearing more sopranos with it lately than in the previous decade, and a good sense of dramatic phrasing. By this I mean that she knows how to hold back the voice, occasionally draining it of vibrato, how to build a phrase from the simplest cell note, and how to carry through the voice regardless of tessitura with excellent placement of the tone. She is also a fairly good interpreter, not on the level of Sharon Rostorf-Zamir or Bethany Beardslee, but excellent in setting the proper mood of each song. All of these are very strong attributes in her favor.


On the debit side, her German diction is not particularly crisp—either that, or the hybrid SACD sound covers it somewhat. Sadly, this is not an uncommon fault among singers in the soubrette-coloratura range; proper tone placement, and negotiating those tricky passages around the break, are often of greater import than diction. Perhaps they could do themselves a favor and listen to such singers as Rita Streich, Gwen Catley, or Elisabeth Schumann. They knew how to do both. If one can overlook this, however, one will enjoy this recital. The songs are well chosen to illustrate Tilling’s strengths (phrasing, coloration, etc.) and minimize the drama. Gretchen am Spinnrade is one of the most serious songs in this collection, although I’ve heard other sopranos make more of both this and the two Suleika songs. Tilling’s one interpretive gem here is Der Zwerg, sung with both the impeccable vocal control I came to admire in her earlier songs but also with a dramatic intensity I wouldn’t have suspected of her.


Considering her particular strengths as a singer, I am a little surprised that Tilling doesn’t attempt either Hirt aus dem Felsen or Auf dem Ström, but there are some gems here nonetheless.


FANFARE: Lynn René Bayley
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suleika no 2, D 717/Op. 31 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Suleika no 1, D 720 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1821; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Scenes (2) from "Lacrimas", D 857/Op. 124: no 2, Lied des Florio by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Scenes (2) from "Lacrimas", D 857/Op. 124: no 1, Lied der Delphine by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Refrainlieder (4), D 866/Op. 95: no 2, Bei dir allein by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Der Zwerg, D 771/Op. 22 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822-1823; Vienna, Austria 
7.
An Sylvia, D 891/Op. 106 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Totengräbers Heimwehe, D 842 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Im Frühling, D 882/Op. 101 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Heimliches Lieben, D 922/Op. 106 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1827; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Geheimes, D 719/Op. 14 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Frühlingsglaube, D 686/Op. 20 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Der Sänger am Felsen, D 482 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Camilla Tilling (Soprano), Paul Rivinius (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

4 Refrainlieder, Op. 95, D. 866: No. 2. Bei Dir allein
2 Szenen aus dem Schauspiel Lacrimas, Op. 124, D. 857: I. Lied der Delphine
2 Szenen aus dem Schauspiel Lacrimas, Op. 124, D. 857: II. Lied das Florio
Suleika I (Was bedeutet die Bewegung), Op. 14, No. 1, D. 720
Suleika II (Ach um deine feuchten Schwingen), Op. 31, D. 717
Gesang, Op. 106, No. 4, D. 891, "An Sylvia" (Who is Sylvia)
Der Zwerg, Op. 22, No. 1, D. 771
Geheimes, Op. 14, No. 2, D. 719
Heimliches Lieben, D. 922
Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op. 2, D. 118
Fruhlingsglaube, Op. 20, No. 2, D. 686
Im Fruhling, Op. 101, No. 1, D. 882
Der Sanger am Felsen, D. 482
Totengrabers Heimweh, D. 842
Am Tage aller Seelen, D. 343, "Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen"

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