With many acclaimed and award-winning recordings under his belt and continuous opera and concert engagements, Daniel Behle’s career is definitely rocketing. His previous recordings have been well received with MusicWeb awarding his Die Schöne Müllerin CD on Capriccio (C5044) Recording of the Month. The critic said “Daniel Behle has presented himself as a significant interpreter of Lieder”, so Capriccio is delighted to present a selection of songs by Richard Strauss.
Daniel Behle said of his latest recording: “I am a lyrical Tenor and as such, one just gets introduced to the Schöne Müllerin, later to the Dichterliebe and eventually to the Winterreise (although I allow myself more time for that one) in the course of ones studies. At the moment I am quite happy to have opened another page besides the lightly lyrical: to dip into the late romantic era and to discover the outgoing, active and hands-on aspects of the period.”
"...The whole recital is so beautifully sung that it is quite possible to enjoy it just for the youthful, healthy vocalism without bothering about the interpretation of individual songs. This is where real greatness is to be found. Each of the songs stands out as a masterpiece. I felt more than once that I was hearing a well known song for the first time. So fresh, so immediate is the approach. Daniel Behle is a marvellously gifted Lieder singer and the rapport between him and his admirable pianist is breathtaking.Those who have bought one or more of his earlier recitals will need no persuasion to add this one. Those who haven’t should rectify that obvious lack in their collection without delay. This is my Recording of the Month. Without doubt it will be one of my Recordings of the Year when we reach December."
Göran Forsling - MusicWeb-international.com - 27 July 2012
Performance **** Recording ****
David Nice - BBC Music magazine - July 2012