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Schubert: Nacht und Traume / Equilbey, Accentus, Insula Orchestra


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 565146  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De BarbeyracWiebke Lehmkuhl
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula OrchestraAccentus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Nacht und Träumetakes its name from one of Schubert’s best-loved lieder, which is joined on the album by a further 10 of the composer’s songs. All performed in orchestral versions by such masters as Berlioz, Liszt, Brahms, Strauss, Webern, Britten and Schubert himself, they are complemented by three choral numbers and an orchestral interlude. The singers are rising stars – German mezzo-soprano Wiebke Lehmkuhl and French tenor Stanislas de Barbeyrac – and Laurence Equilbey conducts two ensembles she founded: the Insula orchestra and the choir accentus.

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REVIEW:

A lot of thought has gone into this album, and the results
Read more are beguiling, especially since the conductor has plumped for arrangements that capture a gentler, more limpid sound world than we get in the more robust, Germanic versions. The recorded sound is mellow and detailed, giving an excellent sense of both the voices and the vivid orchestral playing. Very warmly recommended.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4, Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
2.
An Sylvia, D 891/Op. 106 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Im Abendrot, D 799 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824-1825; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Nacht und Träume, D 827 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Die junge Nonne, D 828/Op. 43 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D 583/Op. 24 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: no 7, Entr'acte no 3 in B flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: no 5, Romance "Der Vollmond strahlt" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Der Gondelfahrer, D 808 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus,  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Coronach, D 836/Op. 52 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accentus,  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
13.
Der Erlkönig, D 328 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Das Grab, D 377 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Stanislas De Barbeyrac (Tenor)
Conductor:  Laurence Equilbey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Insula Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A wonderful disk! April 30, 2018 By Gail M. (Goleta, CA) See All My Reviews "This selection of some of Schubert's best loved songs turns out very well performed with this chamber orchestra accompaniment in place of the usual piano. The singers do a fine job of projecting the various emotions of the works on this recording, and the orchestra supports the singers beautifully. I enjoyed hearing this disk more than any other lieder recording I've heard in a long time, and I'm sure I'll play it with pleasure many times in the future." Report Abuse
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