Wolf and Brahms: Lieder – Alastair Miles, Marie-Noelle Kendall
Alastair Miles is recognised as one of the world’s leading basses, appearing regularly with acclaimed opera companies such as Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English National Opera, and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and with conductors such as Giulini, Harnoncourt, Muti, Rattle, Gergiev, Gardiner, Norrington, Davis, and Dohnányi.
On this new recording he explores some gems of the Lieder repertoire, by Hugo Wolf and Johannes Brahms, accompanied by the pianist Marie-Noelle Kendall.
Performance ***** Recording ****
"...Miles ... throughout, uses his powerful voice to magnificent effect. And the accopaniments of Marie-Nöelle Kendall provide the perfect support for what is a most impressive and elevating sombre disc."
Michael Tanner - BBC Music magazine - November 2014
"...a nobly sung recital, confirming that the leading English operatic Basso cantante is also a Leider singer of intelligence and insight."
Richard Wigmore - Gramophone magazine - May 2014
"... From the start to the finish of this CD, Kendall works well with Miles, from the gentle to the unrestricte, and he is in very good voice, all in a clear acoustic."
John T Hughes - International Record Review - May 2014