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James Forrest
Fanfare, May 2016

…a beautiful accomplishment well worth the attention of those who love Mahler, with fine singing and playing, and also what seems to be a growing number of listeners interested in arrangements. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review

Stephen Smoliar, August 2015

This is a performance that recalls Mahler’s more intimate earlier song settings, rather than his symphonies; and that rhetorical stance seems particularly appropriate for his choice of texts. Indeed, one might almost say that the setting is more suitable for the original Chinese spirit, even if Mahler himself only knew that spirit through German translation. In their performance, the Linos Ensemble, along with mezzo Ivonne Fuchs and tenor Markus Schäfer, bring an almost fragile delicacy to this score, which makes for a thoroughly striking, but also totally engaging, approach to listening to Mahler’s music. © 2015 Read complete review

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