Another pairing of a lower-range female vocalist with an upper-range female vocalist. Another round of songs that could be played at a funeral and no one would bat an eye.
There are 19 tracks on today’s CD with a total running time of just under 44 minutes.
This time, however, I can list the four sections under which the songs fall.
Op. 20 (3 tracks)
Op. 61 (4 tracks)
from Op. 66 (4 tracks)
Romanzen und Lieder Op. 84 (8 tracks)
Letizia Scherrer soprano
Franziska Gottwald alto
Ferenc Bognar piano
I’ve heard some (perhaps all) of these compositions before.
For example, Track 4 (“Die Schwestern”). It’s a bouncy song with a nice melody and an enjoyable piano score. I’ve heard it before, perhaps within the last few days. Yesterday? It has a folk-song jauntiness to it that’s memorable.
Once again, my ears are drawn to the soprano. I prefer that soaring vocal range. However, the two vocal ranges together cancel each other out to create a sound that grates on me.
I wonder if tomorrow’s CD is Duets and Songs IV.
Gosh, I hope not.