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After many acclaimed releases on BIS, most recently ‘Sounds and Sweet Airs – A Shakespeare Songbook’ (BIS-2653), Carolyn Sampson’s latest recital with Joseph Middleton lives...

After many acclaimed releases on BIS, most recently ‘Sounds and Sweet Airs – A Shakespeare Songbook’ (BIS-2653), Carolyn Sampson’s latest recital with Joseph Middleton lives up to its name: it is an eloquent testimony to the English soprano’s love of her art. This programme artfully blends well-known and lesser-known lieder by German and Austrian masters such as Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Richard Strauss and Hugo Wolf with French songs by Gounod, Poulenc and Franck, as well as works by Anglo-Saxon composers such as Hubert Parry, Samuel Barber and Ivor Gurney. Female composers are not forgotten, with rarely-performed songs by Rita Strohl based on slightly risqué poems by Pierre Louÿs, music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Kaija Saariaho – who has recently passed away – and Deborah Pritchard, whose song presented here was composed especially for Sampson. And while Leonard Bernstein’s comically cheeky song ‘I hate music’, appears to be a call not to let music take itself too seriously, Errollyn Wallen’s ‘Peace on Earth’, which concludes the album, invokes calm and encourages us to find peace, a message that seems more relevant today than ever.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: November 03, 2023


  • UPC: 7318599926735


  • Catalog Number: BIS-2673


  • Label: BIS


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Johannes Brahms, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Cesar Franck, Charles Gounod, Ivor Gurney, Joseph Marx, Felix Mendelssohn, Emile Paladilhe, Hubert Parry, Francis Poulenc, Deborah Pritchard, Kaija Saariaho, Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, Rita Strohl, Errollyn Wallen, Hugo Wolf


  • Conductor: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Johannes Brahms, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Cesar Franck, Charles Gounod, Ivor Gurney, Joseph Marx, Felix Mendelssohn, Emile Paladilhe, Hubert Parry, Francis Poulenc, Deborah Pritchard, Kaija Saariaho, Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, Rita Strohl, Errollyn Wallen, Hugo Wolf


  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton



Works:


  1. Mörike Lieder: No. 11. An eine Äolsharfe

    Composer: Hugo Wolf

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  2. Lieder (5), Op. 49, No. 2: An ein Veilchen

    Composer: Johannes Brahms

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  3. An die Musik, Op. 88, No. 4, D. 547

    Composer: Franz Schubert

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  4. English Lyrics, Set 10: No. 1. My Heart is Like a Singing Bird

    Composer: Hubert Parry

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  5. I Hate Music: No. 3. I Hate Music

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  6. Something More Than Mortal

    Composer: Cheryl Frances-Hoad

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  7. Gesänge (6), Op. 34, No. 2: Auf Flügeln des Gesänges (On Wings of Song), MWV K86

    Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  8. Lieder und Gesänge, Vol. 3, No. 1: Nocturne

    Composer: Joseph Marx

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  9. Nocturne, M. 85

    Composer: Cesar Franck

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  10. 12 Chants de Bilitis (excerpts)

    Composer: Rita Strohl

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  11. Psyché

    Composer: Emile Paladilhe

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  12. Ave Maria

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach-Charles Gounod

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  13. Poèmes (2) de Louis Aragon, FP 122

    Composer: Francis Poulenc

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  14. Instants (4): No. 3. Parfum de l'instant

    Composer: Kaija Saariaho

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  15. Everyone Sang

    Composer: Deborah Pritchard

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  16. A Slumber Song of the Madonna

    Composer: Samuel Barber

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  17. Elizabethan Songs (5): No. 4. Sleep

    Composer: Ivor Gurney

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  18. Lieder (4), Op. 27, TrV 170: No. 4. Morgen

    Composer: Richard Strauss

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)


  19. Peace on Earth

    Composer: Errollyn Wallen

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)