A smooch in the woods makes Barbara Hannigan a winner

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

In an avalanche of theme albums – it’s what record execs dream up these days instead of fresh talent – the Canadian diva’s latest release feels like she really means it. Not the cover picture, which shows her snogging some bloke in the woods, but the content, which embraces songs by Schoenberg, Webern, Zemlinsky, Berg and Hugo Wolf, with one politically correct aberration whom we’ll come to in a moment….

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  • Reinbert de Leeuw sounds exceptional in the short excerpt we hear at the beginning of this Youtube clip. distinguished piano partner. Why is there no word about him in the review?

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