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Recorded live at the 2003 Verbier Festival
Andrea Rost (soprano), Magdalena Kožená (mezzo), Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone), Yefim Bronfman & James Levine (piano duet), James Levine
The quartet themselves make an appealingly lively sound…Quasthoff and especially Kozena are strongest in their solo selections, the mezzo’s three songs distinguished by her plangent tone and... — More…
Robert Holl (bass-baritone) & Graham Johnson (piano)
Holl's true bass register resonates eloquently with this programme of very serious songs...Holl has the ability to draw the listener in...For the Four Serious Songs themselves, Holl brings a... — More…
Stephan Loges (bass-baritone) & Iain Burnside (piano)
Loges and Burnside are a responsive duo and this is an intuitive set of songs with real light and shades throughout. — More…
Juliane Banse (Soprano), Iris Vermillion (Mezzo-Soprano), Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Banse and Vermillion set up a lively dialogue between youth an age, innocence and experience in 'Sommerabend' and 'Der Kranz'. And the plangency within Banse's soprano makes her a properly waifish... — More…
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Thirty-two discs are devoted to Schubert and 12 apiece to Wolf, Brahms and Schumann. That still leaves many others, each a witness to his specially penetrating delivery of the words...The recordings... — More…
Maurizio Pollini (piano), Robert Scheiwein (cello), Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Antonio Meneses (cello), Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Rudolf Serkin (piano), Jörg Demus (piano), Karl Leister (clarinet), Tamás Vásáry (piano), Ottomar Borwitzky...