Famed for her highly intelligent performances and deep engagement with music, Swedish soprano Miah Persson is in great demand throughout the world. She returned to Wigmore Hall last February with internationally renowned accompanist Roger Vignoles to perform a wonderfully emotive and dramatic programme.
Opening with some of the most celebrated Schubert Lieder, Persson revealed a refined interpretation of each song, searching deep within the texts to convey emotions from agony to ecstasy. With great passion, Persson then entered the Scandinavian sound world to complete her programme with Grieg’s stormy Six Songs and a beautiful collection of Sibelius’s most evocative settings.
**** - Excellent disc
Sylvain Fort - Classica magazine - September 2012
Performance *** Recording ****
"...Miah Persson is beautiful and so is her voice... Roger Vignoles is an ideal accompanist, setting the mood with a few notes or chords ..."
Michael Tanner - BBC Music magazine - September 2012
"Persson’s exquisite Schubert - Du bist die Ruh a particular highlight - precedes sequences of lesser-known Scandinavian song... Richard Hosford’s wide-eyed clarinet is a bonus in Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen. Roger Vignoles proves himself throughout a peerless ’accompanist’. Clear, warm recorded sound ..."
Guy Weatherall - Classical music magazine - 28 July 2012