Notes & Reviews:
BBC Music Magazine, Christmas Issue 2013
Schaufer offers a full-blooded mix of classy American show songs, plus Bach's 'Erbarme dich'. Words don't always come through clearly, but feelings do.
The Independent, 20th July 2013
Schaufer is the go-to gal for contemporary opera, an esteemed performer of Adams, Birtwistle and Knussen...A sharp, witty, heart-on-sleeve recital.
Lucy Schaufer is a vocal shape-shifter of an altogether tantalizing, alluring, and aurally enriching sort; a product of the small-town America that gives this solo CD its title. The stirring eclecticism on this recording is cohesively pulled together by Lucy's vocal versatility and her desire to wed the language of song and storytelling together, reflecting a musical journey that casts one eye on her roots while keeping her artistry moving ever forward.
New York Times
Occupies an undefinable space in the 'who's who' of classical music.
This recording features stirring eclecticism cohesively pulled together by Lucy Schaufer's vocal versatility, and her desire to wed the language of song and storytelling together. A musical journey that casts one eye on her roots, while keeping her artistry moving ever forward.
Classical Music Magazine
A winning and persuasive presence.
Personnel: Lucy Schaufer (vocals); Cecilia De Maria (harp); Elizabeth Cooney, Sophie Rowell (violin); Mariam Ruetschi (viola); Gabriella Swallow (cello); Andy Findon (flute, piccolo); Pete Whyman (clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); David Fuest (clarinet); Alice Lee (bassoon); Mike Lovatt (trumpet); David Kendall (tuba); Matthew Gunner (horns); Kevin Amos (piano); Steve McManus (double bass); Kevin Campbell (drums); Tom Marsden (percussion).
Recording information: St Paul's School, Barnes, London, UK (09/20/2012-09/23/2012).