Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Gratuitous Gerhaher Post – Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer

I have to admit that Christian Gerhaher does angry, stressed, and serious better than he projects carefree, cheerful, and happy. His happy comes across more as ironic. Maybe it's just these songs. Be that as it may, Herr Gerhaher is a thoughtful interpreter with a smooth voice. We are used to hearing him only with piano, but he does do a lot of orchestral concertizing. Coming up soon will be a review of his (somewhat cranky) Papageno in the M22 Zauberflöte with Diana Damrau, Rene Pape, and Genia Kühmeier. 

Oh, and the Mahler Youth Orchestra is a-ma-zing!
Part two is below.

1 comment:

  1. It is strange that Gerhaher reminds me very much of Peter Schreier in their approaches to singing these poetic pieces.
    May be it is because both are great interpretors!
    Nothing in their singing stand out between their music and the listeners. So absolutely pure are their renditions. no trace of mannerisms or egos. Fantastic!


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