Schubert: Lieder: Auf dem Wasser zu singen

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COMPOSERS: Schubert
LABELS: BIS
WORKS: Lieder: Auf dem Wasser zu singen
PERFORMER: Peter Kooy (baritone), Leo van Doeselaar (fortepiano)
CATALOGUE NO: CD-1089
Given this recital’s single aquatic theme, Peter Kooy lacks just the final intensity of imaginative focus to inhabit fully each different song, and to sustain the dramatic narrative of two longer Schiller ballads. He and his fortepianist are at their best in becalmed mood, in songs such as ‘Meeres Stille’ or ‘Am Meer’. Hilary Finch

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