Monday, 7 March 2011

Roderick Williams Korngold Mahler Wigmore Hall

Roderick Williams and Helmut Deutsch gave an interesting programme last week at the Wigmore Hall, London. I didn't go (I was at Eschenbach) but my friends did. Here's a review in Opera Today. Roddy as they call him, sings English par excellence and took a while to perfect singing in German but now he's mature and has the idiom right. Lots more to singing Mahler than just sounds. Read about his early Mahler concert a few years ago and above all his English song. No-one but no-one does English better than he. Butterworth, Finzi, Elgar, etc etc follow labels

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