Started by bhodges, April 24, 2007, 11:04:11 AM
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Quote from: knight on April 27, 2007, 11:44:45 AMI am surprised there have been so very few responses to Bruce's topic.
Quote from: knight on April 27, 2007, 11:44:45 AMHowever, the first one I want to mention is by a relative newcomer, she has recorded a recital disc for EMI in their Debut series. Subsequent to this issue, she has recorded Marzelline in the new Colin Davis Fidelio and the soprano part in Rattle's Carmina Burana. The singer is Sally Matthews. Although she is in fact quite an experienced singer, this is her first recital. She has a clear, clean, sweet soprano voice. It is a Pamina voice and this is one part she has sung. There is vibrato when needed and she floats the high notes really beautifully. Her singing is poised.
Quote from: knight on April 27, 2007, 02:39:04 PMMy pleasure Mr Osa, I can play this game all night and into tomorrow.
Quote from: knight on April 27, 2007, 02:35:05 PMThe general tone of the recital is quite grave, Julius Drake is a real poet of an accompanist. He creates moonlit landscapes and matches Coote's range of volume.
Quote from: knight on April 27, 2007, 02:58:26 PMNow for a favourite song by a favourite singer. Bryn Terfel. Despite him being another frequent canceller of appearances, he is just so good that he gets all the work he wants. Here I feel is a phenomenal artist. He has his kitchy side and there have been rather a lot of crossover discs. But he is a chameleon. He can sing Broadway songs without making you wince. He can sing Wotan with jawdropping authority and drama.
Quote from: MrOsa on April 27, 2007, 03:15:21 PM(You guys notice how this has changed into a moderator-only thread? LOL)
Quote from: knight on April 27, 2007, 03:18:29 PMDaniels is one of the new turbo charged Countertenors. He can sing softly, sweetly, but can also manage reasonable volume while coping with the colouratura aspects of the works.
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