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WOLF, H.: Italienisches Liederbuch (Baker, Shirley-Quirk, Bedford) (1977)

Composer(s):Wolf, Hugo
Artist(s) Shirley-Quirk, John, baritone • Baker, Janet, mezzo-soprano • Bedford, Steuart, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue ICAC5076
Label ICA Classics
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Göran Forsling,MusicWeb International,January 2013

‘Wolf never intended the vignettes and character sketches of the Italian Songbook to form a unified cycle’, writes Richard Wigmore in the liner notes. Steuart Bedford, who devised the order of the songs, grouped them in what Wigmore calls ‘miniature dramatic scenes’. This works well. The final scene (tr. 41-46) is particularly entertaining. Here both singers let their hair down and indulge in some really juicy characterisation, to the audible joy of the otherwise very well-behaved audience.



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