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31.5.18

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Julia Lezhneva Discovers Graun


...Which brings us back to the CD – which, but for the relative dearth of purely orchestral interludes – offers much of the same joy: Julia Lezhneva has the vocal agility of a classically trained hummingbird (although some of the ultra-rapid tremolos can sound a bit like electrified sheep). The timbre is warm and a little darker and meatier than I recall from concerts or recordings from years back. It has lost none of its opaque beauty but attained a soft fierceness about it that lends itself to dramatic expression. That makes this present disc a delightful collection of rare bonbons. But there might be more to it. ..

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Julia Lezhneva Discovers Graun





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Carl Heinrich Graun,
Opera Arias, Julia Lezhneva (soprano),
Concerto Köln, Mikhail Antonenko,
Decca


























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