The mezzo-soprano tends to sing with more expansive tone than is necessary here; her first appearance in Huber’s Sehnsucht nach der Heimat being a prime example. The ending yodel is oversung and has too much vibrato. More sensitively done, this part could be light and lilting. On the quieter pieces, both Howard and tenor Edgar-Wilson work wonderfully. As mentioned, the Wagner entry to the book was incomplete and subsequently extended by other hands. The opening bars to this familiar section are quite sparsely accompanied by piano, and the result will be of interest to Wagner fans. Hünerwadel being a singer, most of the contributions to her book are songs; for me the instrumental pieces, aside of course from the vocal piece by Wagner, hold the most interest for this reviewer - full of innocent charm and sunny brevity. There is an anonymous, Vocalizzo, which is languid and a brief minute and a half of sheer beauty. Another standout is Hünerwadel’s own Sonntagsfrühe for piano, flute and soprano, which is a lovely piece that holds its own quite well. The booklet includes the texts to the songs, with various translations, along with helpful notes regarding Hünerwadel’s life. A very pleasant disc.
David Blomenberg (source/font: aquí)
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INTERPRETS: Yvonne Howard (mezzo-soprano); Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor); Kathron Sturrock (piano)
GUILD: HUNDERWADEL, F. - Music for an by Fanny Hunderwadel
JPC: Musique et nature
SPOTIFY: Musique et nature
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