In 2008 the concert and opera singer Hauptmann, Cornelius initiated the charitable "The Lieder project" to further singing with children. The following year the "Wiegenlieder" (lullaby) collection was published. Once again, more than 50 singers have voluntarily, without remuneration, given their voices to sing the most beautiful German folk songs. This project will be continued with two further collections of children’s songs and songs for Christmas. The present collection of the most beautiful German folk songs is sung by leading concert and opera singers, choirs and children. The CDs each include an extensive booklet with colour illustrations and song texts with English translations.
This is the second volume of a collection of the most beautiful German folksongs, sung by leading concert and opera singers, choirs and children. Vol. 1 (83003) was well received:
“The sound of every item is the acme of clarity.” IRR
“some delightful little songs and singing are met with here...there is no weak link on the distaff side. The men can match them...On every recording, irrespective of palce and date, the sound is extremely good.” INT. RECORD REVIEW