The Herald. Glasgow (UK): Aug 16, 2002
Michael Tumelty
Music Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (chamber version), Edinburgh, 14 August 2002
Das Lied von der Erde
Usher Hall
What a night. What a contentious show. Despite the pearly beauty of [Alice Coote]'s tone, and the intense ardour of [Jonas Kaufmann], I'm not convinced myself that the arrangement worked in every respect. The orchestration resulted in textures that were as splintery as they were translucent. The centre of gravity of the piece shifted, and every aspect of focus, balance, and perspective was also altered. ...

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