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Track(s) taken from CDA67563

Die Post/Die Wahlverwandtschaften

First line:
Indem du diesen Brief liesest
1827; Winterreise No 13; excerpt from accompaniment
author of text
Die Wahlverwandtschaften

Angelika Kirchschlager (reader), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: August 2005
All Saints, Tooting, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: May 2006
Total duration: 0 minutes 56 seconds


'The performances give unalloyed pleasure. Lott's still-radiant soprano combines beautifully with the vibrant, musky mezzo of Kirchschlanger, while Johnson's sentient playing is a delight' (Gramophone)

'I'll leave you to experience the conjuring for yourself. For conjuring it is: any element of the didactic is totally absent in this seamless garment of word and music. Fragments of the Schumann we know and love surface and return like a mantra bedding itself deeper and deeper into the subconscious, as a point of reference for the outstanding performances of all three musicians. And, at the end, Johnson's postlude to the Schumann elides into the entwined voices of Brahms's Klänge—only to return as a curtain slowly falling at the end of a recital as near perfection as I know' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Felicity Lott and Angelika Kirchschlager give delightfully characterised performances, while Johnson's playing is typically sensitive and pointed … an ingeniously planned and beautifully executed duet recital' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Avec de telles artistes, on savait qu’on allait être musicalement comblés. Grandes habituées de l’exercice de Liederabend, elles rivalisent de musicalité, d’émotions et de compréhension des textes. Graham Jonhson est comme à son habitude un modèle d’attention à ses chanteuses. La qualité de la notice de présentation témoigne encore du savoir-faire Hyperion dans le domaine du disque de lieder' (ResMusica.com, France)
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