Abrahamsen let me tell you
Barbara Hannigan (soprano); Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons
Winter & Winter 910 232-2
Reviewed May 2016
There’s a double pleasure in this recording. Firstly, a magnificent composition by Abrahamsen who in setting Ophelia in her own reworked words creates an unexpected portrait of Shakespeare’s tragic heroine. And then there’s the effortlessly expressive soprano Barbara Hannigan, who wraps herself inside Abrahamsen’s score like a hand inside a kid glove.
Audio clip: I will go out now