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The sheer beauty of tone in Doufexis' voice carries her through
everything [listen - track 5, 0:00-0:28].
And almost the same can be said of Oliver Widmer, [listen
- track 20, 0:00-0:26] though in one song at least - Rose,
Meer und Sonne (not a duffer by any stretch of critical misanthropy)
- the stamina of his ardour over the span of ten stanzas is challenged.
Beautifully coloured, most intelligently but undemonstratively phrased
and nuanced, not least in three duets they sing together [listen
- track 23, 0:00-0:42], this record is a very great pleasure indeed.
As if that weren't enough, Johnson's sleeve notes (and especially
Richard Stokes' translations of the songs) deserve to be ranked as
something of a literary event as well.
The recorded sound is first rate throughout.
Copyright © 17 September 2000
Peter Dale, Danbury, Essex, UK
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