FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828): Overtrues and 12 Arias and Romanzen from the Operas Die Zauberharfe, D 644, Claudine von Villa Bella, D239, Die Freunde von Salamanka, D 326, Adrast, D 137, Alfonso und Estrella, D 732, Fierrabras, D 796, Das Zauberglöckchen, D 723 and Lazarus, D 689 (includes first recordings).
Catalogue Number: 08T008
Label: Deutsche Harmonie Mundi
Description: His stage works are Schubert’s most neglected pieces except for their overtures, so many of the vocal excerpts heard here are first recordings. Can’t tell you which ones, though, since the booklet, in adjacent lines, claims that only three are and then that ten are (the sticker on the CD jewel box goes with ten)! German-English texts. Daniel Behle (tenor), L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra; Michi Gaigg.