Matthias Goerne

Mahler orch. Berio​​​​​​​ Early Lieder, Berio Sinfonia

Matthias Goerne

Mahler orch. Berio Early Lieder

Berio Sinfonia

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