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Florian Boesch - Schumann & Mahler: Lieder - The Sunday Times

29 October 2017
The Sunday Times
David Cairns

Other Schumann cycles are more famous than these Eichendorff settings, but Op 39 contains fine things — the rapturous Mondnacht and the hypnotic Auf einer Burg. Florian Boesch sings with his usual subtlety. At times I wish he was less "expressive" and would let the song sing itself. He's splendid in the Goethe songs, and in the Mahler, where I don't miss the orchestra, so vivid is Malcolm Martineau's playing. 
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