Christine Schafer, Erich Schneider
The third of nine Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts recorded at the 2011 Schwetzingen Festival.
Every Summer the 250-year-old castle of Schwetzingen, just outside the German city of Heidelberg, plays host to a music festival. The stars of today and, hopefully, tomorrow take part - as they have done since the festival began in 1952.
German soprano Christine Schäfer is famous for her versatility and the intensity of her music-making. With regular recital partner, pianist Erich Schneider, she explores German song repertoire from three centuries.
Christine Schäfer (soprano)
Erich Schneider (piano)
MOZART: Ridente la calma K 152; Das Veilchen K 476; An Chloe K 524; Misera, dove son - Ah! non son io che parlo K 369
WEBERN: 5 Lieder from Der sibente Ring Op 3
BERG: 7 Early Songs
SCHUBERT: Ellens Gesänge I - III Op 52 D 837-839.