The Prince Consort - Other Love Songs - The Lebrecht Report

The pianist, author and blogger is also a capable composer. On this disc he interpolates Other Love Songs on gay themes between two sets of Brahms's Liebeslieder, all performed by the Prince Consort. Hough avoids Brahms's florid touch and strips his songs down mostly to sotto voce and solo. There are a few little touches of Sondheim in the night and one maiservant's song of defiance, but the idiom is elegiac, unfailingly tender, rather wonderful.

13 June 2011