Onyx ON 4102
The Sea: Songs by Debussy, Fauré, and Schubert – Henk Neven (baritone), Hans Eijsackers (piano)
For his second ONYX recording, the Dutch baritone Henk Neven has devised a recital of songs inspired by the sea, exploring man’s relationship with the ocean and the emotions stirred by the deep.
‘Another lieder recital from ONYX, with this fine young baritone at his considerable best, not least in Faure’s masterly late ‘L’Horizon chimerique’, alongside nine Schubert songs and Debussy’s Trois Mélodies de Verlaine and ‘Beau soir’. This is in the Gerard Souzay – Dalton Baldwin class, and the recording is very finely balanced.’
Musical Opinion, November – December 2012
"...Altogether a most meorable song record."