The most vivid recital disc of the year

The most vivid recital disc of the year

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

The first we heard of Magdalena Kožená was a mid-1990s album of Bach arias, recorded when she was 22. The voice was at once light and dark — think Emma Kirkby in a John Le Carre novel. Given that Kirkby and Co had covered most of the Baroque, it was hard to see where an unknown from Brno would go….

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