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GEN 12233
EAN: 4260036252330
Edition: Primavera
18.90 €

Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968)  
Tre sonetti del Petrarca
Wolfgang Rihm (*1952)  
Vier späte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)  
Tre sonetti del Petrarca
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)  
Fünf Rückert-Lieder


Songs by Liszt, Mahler, Pizzetti, Rihm

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A recital disc like this GENUIN release by baritone Christoph Pohl and pianist Tobias Krampen would have been called a “concept record” back in the days of vinyl records. All the songs by Liszt, Mahler, Pizzetti and Rihm chosen for this recording are about the same theme and are combined into an intriguing whole. From Petrarch’s sonnets all the way to poetry by Friedrich Rückert–all the settings are of a piece and fit within the dramatic concept. Going beyond this, Pohl’s soft, flexible baritone voice is magical, Krampen’s sensitively nuanced pianism beguiling, and the interpretative force of both musicians impressive. These are true discoveries, even for connoisseurs of the art-song!

"Christoph Pohl was a singer new to me, but his recording of songs by Pizzetti, Rihm, Liszt, and Mahler makes a surprisingly coherent program. He has an inviting voice and artistry to match, and is well-seconded by Tobias Krampen."
Review on the magazine Fanfare, 10.10.2012