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The Hyperion Schubert Edition 8 / Sarah Walker, Graham Johnson
Franz Schubert, Sarah Walker, Graham Johnson
The Hyperion Schubert Edition 8 / Sarah Walker, Graham Johnson
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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Mezzo soprano Sarah Walker is one of those singers with a real communicative gift--regardless of language, she really knows how to put over a song in such a way that the listener really gets involved in the story. It's dou...  more »

     
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All Artists: Franz Schubert, Sarah Walker, Graham Johnson, Cecile Kelly, Edward Perry, Johann Mayrhofer, David Barnard, David Beezer, Jason Bella, Richard Edgar-Wilson
Title: The Hyperion Schubert Edition 8 / Sarah Walker, Graham Johnson
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hyperion UK
Release Date: 9/1/1993
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034571130088

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Mezzo soprano Sarah Walker is one of those singers with a real communicative gift--regardless of language, she really knows how to put over a song in such a way that the listener really gets involved in the story. It's doubtless for this reason that she gets the most famous Schubert song of all: Erlkönig (The Elf-King), composed when he was all of 18 years old. This song is the final item in a fantastic program of songs, both familiar and unfamiliar. An outstanding disc, even in this fine series. --David Hurwitz
 

CD Reviews

Perfection amidst perfection
06/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you know any CDs in the Hyperion Schubert series, you know that all of them are excellent and that some are so close to perfection they will bring a lump to your throat. Walker's Schubert, number 8 in the series, is one that will bring a tear to your eye -- or, in at least two bands, a chuckle to your lips. Ranging from one of Schubert's now strange-to-our-understanding Gothic horrors, Die Nonne, to the lovely cradle song, Walker hits the right mood every time. In Die Nonne, she manages to give the work the respect due to it in spite of the outrageous story line -- a nun, seduced and betrayed, who turns to a very violent and bloody revenge -- and bring it to our ears as a whopping great ghost story. In Wiegenlied, the cradle song, she captures precisely the great tenderness of the work, as well as imbuing the piece with the appropriate hints -- (from the lyrics) -- of potential infant mortality. Her Erlkönig is chilling, and her Standchen light-hearted and humorous. All this great interpretation, plus a ravishing voice, unsurpassed phrasing, and perfect technique. How can you resist?"
Beautiful night
HSIEH CHENG CHUNG | Taipei, Taiwan | 11/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How did Schubert describe night? In this set, you could get much more faces of night.
Sarah Walker gave me a abundant beautiful nights, you could see the happy song in *Hochzeitslied*,D463(Wedding song); lyric and peace night in*in der mitternacht, D464(at midnight) and *wiegenlied*, D 498; of course and horriable night in *erlkonig*, D328.
I fully enjoy these beautiful songs and treat them as big treasure of Schubert, althought it's my first experience to listen them, so I hope you shouldn't miss them."