Listen to Gerald Finley sing Shostakovich

The bass-baritone shines a light on rare songs

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'Everything works beautifully … Michelangelo's sensuous language warms the austerity of Shostakovich's late masterpiece. Gerald Finley, a one-time student of medieval Italian, has worked with Stephen Higgins on the placement of stresses in the text. And the orchestral partnership is beautifully honed.' David Nice

Shostakovich

Six Romances on Verses by W Raleigh, R Burns and W Shakespeare, Op. 62a; Annie Laurie, Scottish Ballad (orch. Shostakovich); Suite on Poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op. 145a

Gerald Finley (bass-baritone); Helsinki Philharmonic/Thomas Sanderling
Ondine ODE 1235-2   62:00 mins

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