Lucy Crowe & Anna Tilbrook - Longing. Lieder by Strauss, Berg, Schoenberg - American Record Guide

She never over-interprets and allows the texts to speak for themselves. I especially enjoyed the juxtaposition of Strauss’s songs with his contemporaries Berg and Schoenberg, whose early songs were much more lyrical and lush before they began exploring 12 tone music. Crowe sings beautifully; there is not an unpleasant sound anywhere on the disc. Tillbrook is a marvelous accompanist and brings out the colors of the piano parts with subtlety and beauty. 

American Record Guide
04 March 2022