Mahler: Songs
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This enthralling recital guides the grateful listener on an emotional journey through Mahler’s extraordinary output of songs – from the folk-inspired Lieder und Gesänge all the way to the tragically consolatory Kindertotenlieder. As different in musical tone as they are in psychological outlook, all of these songs show their composer as a true master of the art.

Roger Vignoles admirably embraces the colours of Mahler’s orchestrally-minded accompaniments, the piano versions perhaps allowing a more personal aspect of these rich songs to come to the fore; and the rich baritone of Stephan Genz draws the listener ineluctably into a world where honest human feeling is captured in perfection of musical form.

CDA67392  72 minutes 17 seconds
‘This disc shows Stephan Genz entering his fourth decade with all the light suppleness and ardour of his youthful recordings, but now with darker colours and firmer bass ballast folding into his barit ...
‘A rich sonorous eloquence from Genz, while Vignoles musters a full range of orchestral colours. Piano accompaniment lends these works a more personal, intimate feel, turning this generous disc into a ...
‘Even in this golden age of Lieder singers, Stephan Genz has few rivals for easeful beauty of tone and acuteness of insight’ (The Daily Telegraph)