“Der kleine Tod” first performance…

…received a very nice review from Alan Cooper:

“Today’s song duo gave us a marvellous account of all the songs. Frauke’s performance was wonderfully clean and clear with perfect German and a dynamic vocal range that went from the gentlest whispers to wonderfully passionate crescendos with pure clear firmly held top notes. […] The wide vocal leaps in the Strauss songs, one of this composer’s stylistic signatures, were beautifully smoothly and naturally sung […]. Ralph’s playing here was emblematic of his performances in all of the songs. In Wagner’s Im Treibhaus […]  the original piano score came through more expressively than in any of the orchestral versions I have heard.”

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