Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Matthias Goerne

Recital of songs by Mahler, Berg & Wagner at Herbst. Goerne is young & severe-looking. Entertaining & theatrical, despite the serious program. More into sound & musicality than into words. Uses a lot of body English to shape the sound. Was he using a cheat-sheet for the words of the Wesendonck-Lieder? Accompanied by Wolfram Rieger, who has fast fingers & great dynamic control.

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