Haydn, Mozart: Canzonettas; Lieder

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COMPOSERS: Haydn,Mozart
LABELS: Berlin Classics
ALBUM TITLE: Lieder, Canzonettas
WORKS: Canzonettas; Lieder
PERFORMER: Christoph Genz (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
An attractive recital juxtaposing a clutch of Mozart Lieder with Haydn’s delightful English canzonets, several of which (including the haunting ‘Wanderer’) are otherwise unavailable on CD. Christoph Genz, with his light, reedy tenor, makes up in phrasing, timing and clarity of diction what he lacks in range of vocal colour. Julius Drake is a responsive partner, savouring the crystalline, often quartet-like textures of Haydn’s piano writing. Richard Wigmore