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William Berger - Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Hommage a Trois - The Scotsman


14 December 2013
The Scotsman
Ken Walton
4 Stars

Baritone William Berger pays homage to three Classical operatic composers in this recording collaboration with soprano Carolyn Sampson, conductor Nicholas McGegan and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The targets of his affection are Mozart, Haydn and the lesser figure Domenico Cimarosa. The selection of arias is broad-ranging, from the reflective lyricism of Haydn's 'Il pensier sta negli oggeti' (from 'L'Anima del Filosofo'), to Don Giovanni's mischievous 'Finn ch'han dal vino' and the jocular lustre of extracts from Cimarosa's 'Maestro di Cappella'. Berger addresses these with affectionate characterisation, supported stylishly by the team.
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