Andrew Palmer, Group Editor

Classical Music: Schubert Lieder: Love’s Lasting Power

Schubert Lieder: Love’s Lasting Power

Die Liebe, D210; Lachen Und Weinen, D777; Die Männer Sind Mechant, D866, No. 3; Dass Sie Hier Gewesen, D775; Suleika I, D720; Wiedersehn, D855; Heimliches Lieben, D922; Versunken, D715; Erster Verlust, D226; Amalia, D195; Lambertine, D301; Die Liebe Hat Gelogen, D751; An Mein Herz, D860; Der Jüngling an Der Quelle, D300; Der Zwerg, D771; Hippolits Lied, D890; Du Liebst Mich Nicht, D756; Viola, D786; Geheimnis, D491; Seligkeit, D433

Harriet Burns soprano
Ian Tindale piano


Delphian DCD34251
https://www.delphianrecords.com/


Living close to Leeds, I am blessed to be able to hear lieder performed as the city hosts an annual festival celebrating this genre. This year, I am delighted to see that Harriet Burns is performing on April 20th.

Having heard Burns on this disc, it will certainly be a treat to pop along to the Howard Assembly Rooms.

Ably demonstrating Schubert’s skill at composing on the theme of love—from many-splendoured and joyous to tragic and rejected, homo- and heterosexual, light-hearted and broken-hearted, heavenly and earthly, innocent and anything but—Burns is joined by Ian Tindale in their first joint recording with Delphian, a label that has a knack of recognising up-and-coming talent.

The recital programme showcases a gamut of moods that Schubert was adept at conveying and performed with an obvious glowing rapport between Burns and Tindale.

The breadth of Burns vocal power communicates the different emotions with adroitness; the tone has a warm resonance, and her impressive dynamic range is well suited to Schubert.

Both musicians’ phrasing is exemplary, Tindale’s accompaniments are sensitive, and the dramatic intensity is communicated through expressive, nuanced, and vivid storytelling.

An impressive first outing with Delphian, and I look forward to more from Harriet Burns and Ian Tindale.

Harriet Burns and Ian Tindale 
Photo: © foxbrush.co.uk
Harriet Burns and Ian Tindale Photo: © foxbrush.co.uk