This Shubert album is sung by Renee Fleming, that's why I bought it. (I'm ardent Fleming fan! ) There are very famous and popular songs such as "Heidenroslein", "Die Forelle", "Ave Maria", etc; and also rare song called "Viola". (I've never heard it before.) Whenever singer sing a lieder, they wants to show their "own" interpretation. Sometimes it makes me annoyed becaouse they seems to place a special emphasis on their "own" interpretaion. And it seems to me they forget the pleasure of singing. But Renee Fleming isn't one of them. Her way of singing gave me the pleasure of singing. Shubert songs sung by the Beautiful Voice are pleasant to hear. Wow, she can sing various songs and arias!
Speaking of the pianist, Christof Eschenbach overdone it. (However, he did a great job in Renee Fleming's the latest album, "Strauss Heroines".) Sometimes Renee Fleming and he doesn't tie together. Is there any pianist instead of him?
If you are Renee Fleming fan like me, you will enjoy it very much. Or if you are looking for the Beautiful Voice, this is the one. But if you are seeking a unique interpretation, you'll be disappointed.