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Robert A Moore
American Record Guide, March 2012

If you want to hear these exquisite songs sung by a lighter voice, this is worth investigating.

Thomas Quasthoff, baritone, sings a wonderful performance of Mahler’s Wayfarer Songs with the Cologne Radio Orchestra and Gary Bertini…Mitsuko Shirai, mezzo, sings decent performances of four orchestral songs of Wolf with the Berlin Radio Orchestra and David Shallon…

The chief reasons to consider purchasing are (1) mostly very good performances, (2) mostly very good singers, and above all (3) a great chance to discover some less familiar music that is hard to find anywhere else and makes for rewarding listening…this is worth hearing. © 2012 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide online

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