Barbara Hannigan - Vienna, fin de siècle - Gramophone

The delivery is intimate, confiding and almost coquettish. De Leeuw offers gentle, patient and discreet accompaniment. Hannigan’s voice is lithe and flexible rather than rich and firm…You might, like me, find yourself thinking more of the cabaret than the concert hall. At times it’s supremely seductive…And her high notes in Berg’s ‘Schilflied’ are difficult to resist.

01 December 2018