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Kozena and Rattle: a perfect partnership.,
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This review is from: Love and Longing - Ravel / Dvorák / Mahler (Audio CD)
I have heard both Magadalena Kozena and Simon Rattle in concert, so had a fair idea of what they can do. When I heard an excerpt from on of the Mahler "Ruckert Lieder", I knew that I wanted to hear the rest. The disc begins with the ten "Biblical Songs" by Dvorak, settings of the psalms which are not often heard. Kozena is obviously fully at home in her native language, but what is remarkable is her versatility and that of the Berlin Philharmonic in Ravel's "Sheherazade" and the Mahler cycle which ends the disc. Try to listen to the last track, Mahler's "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen". The cor anglais solo, Kozena's voice, Rattle's conducting make this an essential purchase for anyone who loves this music or the mezzo-soprano voice.