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Robert A Moore
American Record Guide, January 2017

The singers are good, the orchestral playing is good, the balance of voice and orchestra is good, and Bühl keeps things moving at a sensible and orderly pace. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Tim Ashley
Gramophone, December 2016

There’s some superb singing here, …Tenor and baritone, Rainer Trost and Paul Armin Edelmann, are both outstanding. Trost, his voice wonderfully fresh, gets very passionate in the Grieg songs, is troublingly introverted as Schubert’s Harfner, and takes us to hell and back with ‘Erlkönig’. Edelmann, on occasion reminiscent of Hermann Prey, is sensual and caressing both in Wolf and in Reger’s own songs, but brings terrific dramatic weight to bear on ‘Prometheus’ and Brahms’s ‘Auf dem Kirchofe’. Gregor Bühl’s conducting is admirably spacious and unhurried. Just occasionally he lingers: ‘Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer’ is slower than any version I know with piano, but he brings out the beauty of Reger’s instrumentation to perfection. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Stephen Barber
MusicWeb International, October 2016

This disc has been most carefully planned. …[The singers] make a good team, with steady voices, understanding of the texts and a good balance with the orchestra. This is the very competent Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Gregor Bühl directs proceedings with conviction. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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