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Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano)

Augsburger Domsingknaben, Frauenchor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bernard Haitink

a perfect beauty of a performance, natural sound matching natural evoution and every solo perfectly intoned More…

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2 CDs

$20.25

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Jamie Barton (mezzo), Brian Zeger (piano)

A gorgeous debut from the 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World. Her rich, soulful mezzo draws out Mahler’s dark colours and soars in Sibelius’s snowy miniatures. More…

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CD

$14.75

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Harmony Through Music

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo)

Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev

Though the top of her voice is wiry under pressure, her coloratura is tightly sprung, her diction is flawless, and her phrasing of the often underrated poetry is sympathetic and sophisticated…Il... More…

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Matthias Goerne (baritone) & Christoph Eschenbach (piano)

Goerne remains a fine lieder singer … he shows a careful attention to text … he finds a contemplative depth for the Four Serious Songs, however, with the sorrow and tenderness of the second beautifully... More…

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Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Kaufmann has come to this music at the right time...Each of these 24 songs is stamped with integrity and seriousness of purpose...The most striking qualities are its artless simplicity, its vocal... More…

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including bonus documentary DVD

Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor)

Ludwig Orchestra

Crazy Girl Crazy is an album that – just like its muse and protagonist – flouts the rules…The litheness of Hannigan’s voice beguiles, so that the near-segue into the Lulu Suite (1934) comes as... More…

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CD + DVD Video

$14.75

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Deluxe Hardcover 1CD (Limited Edition)

Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Sol Gabetta (cello)

Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta

Bartoli and cellist Sol Gabetta make for valiant duelling partners who converse, parry and riposte in spirited combat. Bartoli is velvet-toned, vivacious and voluptuous as ever. Her diction is... More…

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CD

$17.75

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Opera Arias & Songs

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano) & Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

Devieilhe’s singing lights up the good, the bad and the music of Ambroise Thomas with her vivid, pure tone and apparently limitless breath. Alexandre Tharaud pops in as a sensitive piano partner;... More…

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Véronique Gens (soprano) & Susan Manoff (piano)

Gens, as one might expect, is exceptional in this repertoire. Most of the songs are about erotic anticipation and tristesse, and her dark, slightly smoky tone adds to the sensuality of it all.... More…

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Véronique Gens (soprano)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hervé Niquet

Gens is in fine voice – indeed, she seems to be in her prime. Her diction is as always immaculate and she produces a stream of elegant tone…and the required vocal heft to ride Massenet’s orchestra... More…

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