, September 2008
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Kindertotenlieder; Lieder aus “Des Knaben Wunderhorn.” Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone (Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder); Håkan Hagegård, baritone (Wunderhorn). Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester conducted by Gary Bertini.
The Mahler CD, featuring recordings from 1992 and 1993, includes some wonderful singing by Thomas Quasthoff, some fine orchestral playing, and well-modulated conducting by the late Gary Bertini. …Quasthoff’s voice has such sonorous depths and projects so much emotion that the CD has a great deal going for it, even if it is not quite of the first water.