Wagner, Duparc, Cecilia McDowall and Poulenc
from Rachel Nicholls and Paul Plummer,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER
The first song recital of this year's Buxton Festival brought soprano Rachel Nicholls and pianist Paul Plummer to the Pavilion Arts Centre (Buxton, UK, 9 July 2017), who plunged fearlessly straight into Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder. Together they charted the songs' emotional extremes, with 'Stehe Still!' reaching heights of turbulence light-years away from the languorousness they brought to the concluding 'Traüme'...
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