Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig Orchestra - Dance With Me - The Classic Review

Each of the twelve tracks has a compelling dynamism, born of an orchestra that clearly enjoys playing repertoire outside its ‘traditional’ norm. The last decades have seen a fair share of albums where classical-trained musicians have playing ‘popular’ repertoire in strait-laced, unidiomatic performances. But that is never the case here; instead, this ensemble has a convincing natural affinity for the repertoire, fully inhabiting the mood and style of each piece. It is remarkable to hear how completely at home she sounds in this repertoire. One is hard pressed to think of another ‘classical’ singer today who can convincingly sing such an eclectic variety of repertoire.

The Classic Review
01 April 2022