Death is almost as natural an ingredient in our lives as love, but whereas love is something bright and beautiful, life-giving, death is dark and irreversible. A beautifully crafted CD, centred around Shakespeare’s poem Come, Away, Death, taken from Twelfth Night. The sublime performance of Marianne Beate Kielland, takes the listener on a journey through this dark subject but brings them through it, enlightened and glad to be alive!
“Kielland sings with plaintive, strongly appealing tone throughout the disc. She is equally at home in Mussorgsky and Ratkje. Her voice perfectly adopts Death's terrifying charm...As the dedicatee of HVIL, she has the measure of its spectral whisperings...Osadchuk is at all times a sympathetic partner and an expressive equal in the Ratkje.”
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