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Communicative Benediction

Hermine Haselböck
sings Mahler lieder -
recommended by
HOWARD SMITH

'... on a par with legendary German mezzo Christa Ludwig ...'

Gustav Mahler: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen; Rückert Lieder; Kindertotenlieder. Hermine Haselböck, mezzo soprano; Russell Ryan, piano. © 2011 Bridge Records Inc

With three works central to Mahler's lieder canon, Austrian mezzo Hermine Haselböck joins the ranks of artists who have recorded this music with voice and piano as an alternative to utilizing Mahler's fuller symphonic accompaniments.

Note writer Malcolm MacDonald observes that while in 'the piano versions we lose ... "the marvelously apt and piercing colours of Mahler's scoring" ... we gain, perhaps, a more immediate insight into the essence and structure of each song.'

Copyright © 21 December 2011 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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GUSTAV MAHLER - HERMINE HASELBÖCK

GUSTAV MAHLER

HERMINE HASELBOECK

BRIDGE RECORDS INC

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