Schreker: Songs (complete), Vol. 1

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COMPOSERS: Schreker
LABELS: Channel
WORKS: Songs (complete), Vol. 1
PERFORMER: Jochen Kupfer (baritone), Ofelia Sala (soprano), Anne Buter (mezzo-soprano), Reinild Mees (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CCS 12098
Most of the songs here are early works and suggest the influence of Wolf and Brahms, though there are occasional hints of the more original voice to come. The singers are mixed: Kupfer is in fine form throughout his selection, but the wailing tone of soprano Ofelia Sala soon wearies. Matthew Rye

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