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'All Who Wander'

Magazine article Gramophone

'All Who Wander'

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'All Who Wander' [G]

Dvorak Gypsy Songs, Op 55 B104 Mahler Ruckert-Lieder. Erinnerung. Ich ging mit Lust. Scheiden und Meiden Sibelius A Kiss's Hope, Op 13 No 2. Six Songs, Op 36--No 1, Black Roses; No 4, Sigh, sedges, sigh; No 5, March Song. Five Songs, Op 37--No 4, Was it a dream?; No 5, The Maiden

Jamie Barton mez Brian Zeger of Delos (F) DE3494 (61' * DDD * T/t)

Anyone who watched Jamie Barton sail serenely to victory at 2013's Cardiff Singer of the World competition will know what a fine singer she is. This debut recital from Delos only underlines the fact. The voice is rich, generous and vibrant, big but beautifully controlled, impeccably smooth throughout its range. It's the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire. She's an intelligent, sensitive musician too, and evidently a good programme-builder, here offering Dvofak and Sibelius to complement her Mahler.

It's all extremely impressive, even if in her Mahler she doesn't quite offer the interpretative complexity one hears elsewhere in the catalogue. …

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