Mahler orch. Berio Early Lieder
Matthias Goerne (baritone); Synergy Vocals; BBC Symphony/Josep Pons
Harmonia Mundi HMC 902180
Reviewed Christmas 2016
Berio’s Mahler-inspired Sinfonia is perfectly coupled here with his lush orchestrations of ten of Mahler’s Lieder und Gesänge. Pons’s razor-sharp direction and the highly detailed recording illuminate the Sinfonia’s collage of voices and instruments, while Matthias Goerne’s dark-hued baritone carries all the yearning and nostalgia of Mahler’s songs.
Audio clip: Mahler orch. Leander Erinnerung