O combats, o désordre extrême is the aria of Narcissus in the opera’s second act. Apollo has put him under a spell: the reflection by which he is enraptured is not his own, but what appears to be, by magic, that of a beautiful water-goddess. This aria tells of his confusion and passion and is sung just before Narcisse is restored to his senses by a clap of Apollo’s thunder.
from notes by Graham Johnson © 1999
|Schubert: The Complete Songs|
'This would have been a massive project for even the biggest international label, but from a small independent … it is a miracle. An ideal Christ ...
'Please give me the complete Hyperion Schubert songs set – all 40 discs –and, in the next life, I promise I'll "re-gift" it to Schubert himself … ...» More