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Karen Cargill - Mahler: Lieder - The Times


21 June 2014
The Times
Neil Fisher

Alma Schindler put aside her own musical talent when she married Gustav Mahler, leaving us with a handful of fascinating songs, five of which Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill explores here with gusto. It's expressive, bold music and Cargill sings it eloquently, ably accompanied by pianist Simon Lepper. 
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