Dutch soprano Elly Ameling was one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. In her career spanning nearly five decades, she sang in the most important opera houses of the world and collaborated with the greatest conductors. Her recordings have received prestigious prizes inccluding the Grand Prix du Disque and the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis. Renowned for her unique voice of rare purity and beauty and her versatility in a wide range of repertoire, for many listeners she is best known for her many recordings of lieder. This release presents a rare live recording – a Schubert lied recital recorded at the Tanglewood Festival in 1987, showcasing Ameling’s charismatic communicative powers and her deep understanding of the text in this fine selection of celebrated Schubert songs, a lifelong specialty of hers. She is expertly partnered by Dutch pianist Rudolf Jansen.