Brahms / Erb / Tchakarova - Duets & Romances (Hybr) | RECORD STORE DAY

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Throughout his life Johannes Brahms composed songs, including several cycles for two or more vocalists. Accompanied by Doriana Tchakarova, Felicitas and Judith Erb now present the duets in a finely tuned Super Audio album. With Magnus Dietrich, the ladies are joined by a truly youthful and radiant tenor for the clearly "male" pieces - a real asset, not only for the great ballads! The folksong-like tone runs through numerous duets. How Brahms, despite - or precisely because of? - the simplicity of the melody, is grandiose: for example, in the popular "Schwesterlein", or also in the dramatic ballad "Edward" with it's piano part like an arch-king. Only for about half of the duets is the performance with two singers compulsory; Brahms even expressly intended the "Romances and Songs" op. 84 for one or two singers. Felicitas and Judith Erb turn the tables and reinterpret many a Brahms song: "Der tote Gast", for example, or "Da unten i'm Tale", as well as the aforementioned "Schwesterlein", appear in a completely new light in the performance for two. On the Steinway concert grand "Manfred Bürki" from 1901, Doriana Tchakarova performs the piano part with somnambulistic certainty and a great sense for the intense mood of the individual works. From intimate to dramatic, from lyrical to sweeping, everything is there - a true listening pleasure, and not only in the three-dimensional reproduction!