touched (2012)

For their album “touched”, the singers from Leipzig have chosen songs and lieder from several centuries on themes, which never fail to touch our hearts, and have arranged them for their own forces with the utmost skill. What results is a vocal CD in a class of its own: Sting stands alongside Henry Purcell, Michael Jackson next to Adriano Banchieri, and Elton John beside Monty Python. The ensemble describes the concept in the CD booklet as follows: “As far as themes go, nothing whatsoever has changed: love, longing, pain, but also joy, pleasure and exuberance. That which touches our hearts, which moves us, has been convincingly expressed in music since time immemorial. Then as now, songs were one thing above all—a living expression of the soul! In this common ground the boundaries of the two eras of music on this recording become blurred.” We’re offering you the opportunity to contemplate the texts and music of two very different epochs in a new light and from new perspectives. The CD is a must for lovers of a cappella singing!
touched [adj.] – moved, dazed, stirred


Anja Pöche, soprano
Sebastian Krause, alto
Tobias Pöche, tenor
Ludwig Böhme, baritone
Joe Roesler, bass
Carus 83.379


  1. Sting, arr. Ludwig Böhme: Shape of my heart
  2. Interlude
  3. Henry Purcell: Hush, no more
  4. Henry Purcell: If love's a sweet passion
  5. Leonard Cohen, arr. Ludwig Böhme: Dance me to the end of love
  6. Michael Jackson, arr. Ludwig Böhme: Remember the time
  7. Interlude
  8. Adiano Banchieri: Bella Olimpia
  9. Interlude
  10. Clément Janequin: Le chant des oyseaux
  11. Freddie Mercury, arr. Ludwig Böhme: Crazy little thing called love
  12. Elton John, arr. Mia Makaroff: Your song
  13. Henry Purcell: If music be the food of love
  14. Interlude
  15. Anonymus: Dindirin
  16. Interlude
  17. Freddie Mercury, arr. Mia Makaroff: Love of my life
  18. Bill Withers, arr. Sebastian Krause: Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
  19. Interlude
  20. Claudio Monteverdi: Lasciatemi morire
  21. Eric Idle, arr. Mathias Becker: Always look on the bright side of life
  22. Interlude
  23. Heinrich Schütz: Feritevi, ferite

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