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Less Involving Than Such a Voice Deserves
on 8 October 2015
Perhaps 3 stars only is a little ungenerous, but I was disappointed by this disk. Perhaps I have been spoiled by her 'Lesson in Love' album, which is wonderful, with her voice, and the production, fully complementing the emotional focus of the recital. Here, though, I find the orchestration slightly intrusive and the recording rather dulling a voice I love. Also, having enjoyed the astringency of her 'Lesson in Love' recital, I find this album a little too 'soupy' for my taste. Don't get me wrong, Kate Royal is a tremendous singer and a tremendous musician, but for that very reason, she's best heard close up, and in detail.