Julian Prégardien - Schumann: Dichterliebe - Gramophone

The disc’s main event, of course, is Dichterliebe, and it’s a highly committed performance that’s fully realised on its own terms…Prégardien brings to the music a superb command of German, a lyrical line undistorted by vibrato, and a readiness to embrace declaratory moments beyond the typical poise of Lieder recitals…Compared to Le Sage’s past Schumann recordings of more modern instruments, however, he seems a bit inhibited here.

01 July 2019