Anna Prohaska & Patricia Kopatchinskaja - Maria Mater Meretrix - Limelight

Prohaska bends and wields her darkly-coloured, rich soprano with feline ease, and Kopatchinskaja matches her with her own glowing, sinuous phrasing. Together they bring to life an emotional world alternating between moments of extreme desperation and rapture, reaching such a pitch of intensity that the more tranquil offerings on the album actually serve as much needed and effective moments of respite. 

This recording comes highly recommended.

05 June 2023