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4.0 out of 5 stars Breathy performance, 13 Mar 2014
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A. McGuire "Alec McGuire" (Leeds, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Schubert: Wanderer's Nachtlied - Matthias Goerne Schubert Edition 8 (Audio CD)
Goerne is without doubt one of the greatest baritones of the age. His rich, velvetty tones are unmistakeable. And this CD shows his voice off to its full degree.

But two (minor-ish) quibbles. first the repertoire. Like every other genius, Schubert had his not-so-genius- filled movements. He is never boring; but not always inspiring. So, if you are recording a complete works, where do you put the lesser works? You can do like Boetsch and release a whole record of them, or, better as MG incorporate them among more interesting work. So there' s the occasional dull track, but never a bad one.

It's also interesting to compare him in works he's previously recorded, where he can seem more much more relaxed in his treatment, and accordingly more nuanced.

But my second problem is more serious, and it is the increasingly audible intake of breath (once mid-word!) which becomes distracting. I hope I'm wrong and there'snot an organic problem, where treatment would put the voice at risk. But even if there is, a singer of his skill can always improve technique, and this does need attention.

That said, I'd go anywhere (actually I have, almost) to hear him sing. He is a true maestro.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful interpretation of these songs, 29 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Schubert: Wanderer's Nachtlied - Matthias Goerne Schubert Edition 8 (Audio CD)
Beautiful rich baritone.
Words in booklet in 3 languages is great.
Double CD with lots of great songs included.
Value for money
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