Patrizia Cigna & Adriano Sebastiani - Weber: Complete Songs for Voice and Guitar (2017)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 228 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 21 | Time: 59:33 min
The German tradition of Lieder accompanied by guitar is overlooked but surprisingly rich. Several of the great Lieder singers have recorded Schubert songs with guitar (Christoph Pregardien and Peter Schreier principal among them), and to highly expressive effect. In many ways the change of instrument draws back these songs to their medieval heritage, to the Minnesänger (minstrels, or troubadours) who fulfilled courtly functions, or at a more humble level travelled from town to town, lute slung over the back, entertaining nobles and commoners alike with tales of love and war.