Classical Music Magazine on KW’s Gus, Bobby and Hans discs

There is a nice interview with recordings editor Phil Sommerich in the current (July 2, 2011) issue of Classical Music Magazine. We talked about Schumann as humorist, a facet of his music often overlooked, and the joys of playing his music with a virtuoso chamber orchestra. We also talked about Gal’s distinctive sense of wit- one of the 20th c.’ s few musical humorists whose wit is not particularly tinged with anger, bitterness or sarcasm. Finally, we talked about the genesis of our new Mahler disc on Somm, and how I came to work with three such stunning soloists. To any human foghorns offended by my remark about dodgy contraltos, I apologize. Contralto is my favorite voice type, so I’m bound to get a little passionate about its misuse. Meanwhile, pick up our copy soon, or, better yet, subscribe.

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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