Monday 23 September 2019
Kožená and Rattle on the Financial Times
"There is some highly rewarding music here which does not come round often in the recital hall."
[...]Magdalena Kožená and Simon Rattle have been giving song recitals as a husband-and-wife team on and off in recent years, but this is the first time that Rattle has appeared as a pianist on a recording[...]A couple of other items take Kožená back to her Czech homeland. There is an enjoyable selection of Dvořák songs arranged for instrumental septet and Janáček’s inimitably pithy Řikadla (”Nursery Rhymes”) are performed in their original version for mezzo, clarinet and piano, another rarity worth hearing[...]
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Photo by Julia Weseley