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12.6.18

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Mahler Most Charming, Made In East Germany


...Something similar happens on this disc, except the nine Mahler-songs included – four from Des Knaben Wunderhorn and the Rückert-Lieder – do steal the show. Also recorded two years before the symphony (1982), but in the same glorious, rich analogue sound, it features the lyric Lied-baritone Siegfried Lorenz. His timbre, his naturalness, his dead-on intonation, and his lyrical quality make his voice knee-bucklingly beautiful. I’d go so far as suggesting he is a proto-Gerhaher. And if the “Songs of a Wayfarer” selection, originally on the LP, wasn’t good enough, the CD adds the bonus of one of the most touching Rückert-Lieder cycles I know on record. Try and not just melt right into Lorenz singing “Es ist mir auch gar nichts daran gelegen…” in Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen...

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Mahler Most Charming, Made In East Germany





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Gustav Mahler, Symphony No.5, Four Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Rückert-Lieder,
Siegfried Lorenz, Staatskapelle Berlin, Otmar Suitner,
Berlin Classics


























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