THE ART OF HANS HOTTER VOL. II

THE ART OF HANS HOTTER
VOL. II

Geoffrey Parsons
Int. Release 01 Sep. 2014
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Track List

Carl Loewe (1796 - 1869)
Drei Balladen, Op.20

Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)
Spanisches Liederbuch

Gedichte von Joseph v. Eichendorff

Spanisches Liederbuch

Gedichte von Joseph v. Eichendorff

Gedichte von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Gedichte von Joseph v. Eichendorff

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Fünf Lieder Op.94

Hans Hotter, Geoffrey Parsons

Total Playing Time: 52:19

. . . he is on magnificent form and brings a lifetime's insights to some of the greatest songs in the Lied repertoire. Indispensable.

. . . [Hotter] excelled both in Lieder and operatic repertoire . . . [the extended monologues of Wotan, Hans Sachs, and Gurnemanz emerge as riveting experiences due to] Hotter's keen attention to textual and musical detail . . . And the heroic voice and imposing stage presence that made Hotter's operatic performances so powerful also lent a unique atmosphere to his Lieder recitals . . . [Hotter performs "Der Leiermann"] with a hushed, otherworldly intensity that haunts the memory long after the final notes have sounded . . . a masterclass in Lieder performance by a singer investing a lifetime of experience into beloved repertoire . . . Hotter brought an unaffected approach to the repertoire, all the while giving the songs their full dramatic and musical due . . . this seemingly natural and spontaneous delivery was the result of intense study and hard work . . . There is not a single moment of routine to be found in Hotter's interpretations here. Perhaps most impressive are the numerous Wolf Lieder, with Hotter expertly conveying the mercurial shifts in atmosphere and mood. But again, these recitals move from strength to strength. And on this occasion, Hotter has the ideal collaborator in pianist Geoffrey Parsons, breathtaking in his technical and musical execution. The recordings are rich, detailed, and naturally balanced between singer and pianist . . . if you are at all interested in the German Lieder repertoire, you owe it to yourself to hear these magnificent recordings . . . they merit the absolute highest recommendation.