Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Brahms: Songs

"A simply wonderful collection of Brahms lieder sung as it should be -- with impeccable diction, attention to detail, and a true collaborative partnership between singer and pianist. Dutch soprano Lenneke Ruiten sings without pretense and with great honesty, making her performance a memorable one. The phrasing! The inflection! The buoyancy! Each song has its own character and story while remaining correct in style. From the very first phrase of the first track, I felt as though I had stepped into a sublime performance already in progress. The choice of that particular opening song is a perfect beginning to this program. ... A few favorite tracks: 'Sehnsucht,' 'Dort in den Weiden,' and 'Nachtigallen schwingen lustig.' ... A terrific addition to a lieder collection" (Mary Southworth, American Record Guide, Sept./Oct. 2013, p. 84).

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