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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - BBC Music Magazine

04 August 2014
BBC Music Magazine
Hilary Finch

'And Karen Cargill's beautifully integrated, smoky mezzo reveals the full stature of these songs [by Alma], just as Simon Lepper relishes their fearless piano writing.'
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