When Night Falls

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
These are some of the songs mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager sings to her young son, Felix, although she admits he never actually falls asleep when she sings them to him. Singing a program of lullabies runs the risk of putting an audience of adults to sleep. Thanks to Kirchschlager's clever choice of repertory, this recital is totally captivating. She dips into Broadway as well as the classics, singing "Not While I'm Around" from Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" and "Edelwiss" from Richard Rodgers's "Sound of Music" in addition to famous cradle songs by Brahms and Schubert, among others. The variety of accompaniments also keeps the ear engaged. Half of ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
These are some of the songs mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager sings to her young son, Felix, although she admits he never actually falls asleep when she sings them to him. Singing a program of lullabies runs the risk of putting an audience of adults to sleep. Thanks to Kirchschlager's clever choice of repertory, this recital is totally captivating. She dips into Broadway as well as the classics, singing "Not While I'm Around" from Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" and "Edelwiss" from Richard Rodgers's "Sound of Music" in addition to famous cradle songs by Brahms and Schubert, among others. The variety of accompaniments also keeps the ear engaged. Half of these songs feature the gentle piano playing of Roger Vignoles, while the rest are blessed by the incomparable strum of John Williams's guitar. Adding to the mix, several of the songs with piano also have parts for string instruments. The best of these are Brahms's gorgeous "Gestillte Sehnsucht" Quiet Yearning and "Geistliches Wiegenlied" Holy Lullaby, beautifully enhanced by the warm, woody sound of Yuri Bashmet's viola. However, the real reason for the album's success is the singer herself. Kirchschlager's diction -- in several languages, including English -- is impeccable, and her silky smooth voice is as softly soothing as a mother's touch.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/1999
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646449820
  • Catalog Number: 64498

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Angelika Kirchschlager Primary Artist, Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
John Williams [guitar] Guitar
Johnathan Rees Violin
Cathy Thompson Violin
David Daniels [cello] Cello
Yuri Bashmet Viola
London Metropolitan Ensemble Ensemble
John "Buddy" Williams Guitar
David Jack Daniels Cello
Roger Vignoles Piano
Jonathan Rees Violin
Helmut Deutsch Piano
Andrew Brown Viola
Gillian Tingey Harp
Technical Credits
Johannes Brahms Composer
Joseph Canteloube Composer
Aaron Copland Composer
Gian Carlo Menotti Text
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer, Text
Miguel Kertsman Composer, Text Translation, Text
Richard Rodgers Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Text
Paul Zinman Producer
Allen Weinberg Art Direction
Grace Row Producer
Jackson Braider Liner Notes
Angelika Kirchschlager Liner Notes
Friedrich Rückert Text
Richard Haney-Jardine Text Translation
Jeremy Caulton Executive Producer
Laura Kszan Editorial Production
Christian Adolf Overbeck Text
Aissa Lynx Text
Thomas W. Van Ess Text Translation
Emanuel Geibel Text
Johann Gabriel Seidl Text
Matthew Gregory Lewis Text
Idefonso Pereda Valdes Text
Grace Kristopher Row Producer
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