Classical Recordings Quarterly on Orchestra of the Swan Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

There is a review from critic David Patmore in the current issue of Classical Recordings Quarterly of the new Orchestra of the Swan recording of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Das Lied von der Erde on Somm Recordings. The complete review is available via paid subscription on the Classical Recordings Quarterly website. A short […]

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CD Review- MusicWeb-International on Orchestra of the Swan- Song of the Earth

Just published at Musicweb-International is a new review by critic Guy Aron of our new recording with Orchestra of the Swan of chamber versions of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen on Somm. It’s quite an extensive review with a generous helping of historical background and comparison to other recordings. […]

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CD Review- Classical Source on Orchestra of the Swan: Song of the Earth

A new review at the Classical Source from Peter Reed of the new Orchestra of the Swan recording of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen on Somm. Read the whole thing here. A short sample follows:   …The three singers are superb. In the Wayfarer songs, the baritone (with a strong […]

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CD Review- Birmingham Post on Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

A new review of  our new Orchestra of the Swan Mahler disc in the Birmingham Post by senior critic Christopher Morley. The Post doesn’t have CD reviews on their website, so the complete review is below.   MAHLER: LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN, DAS LIED VON DER ERDE: Orchestra of the Swan/Woods (SOMMCD 0109) (for classical CD […]

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CD Review- Michael Tumelty/The Herald on OOTS Das Lied von der Erde

A new review by Michael Tumelty in The Herald, Scotland for the new Orchestra of the Swan recording of Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, published 12 June, 2011.   Orchestra Of The Swan Kenneth Woods, conductor Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde etc (SOMM)   I wonder, I just wonder, […]

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“Mahler Comes to Wales” and everywhere else

Mahler is in the air today- I’m on way to rehearsal this evening, and what should I find on my daily check of Norman Lebrecht’s Slipped Disc but a mention of the very concert I’m conducting here in Wrexham The American conductor Kenneth Woods is about to present the sixth symphony as part of a […]

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Performer’s Perspective- DLvdE. Why not this Mahler?

It seems fair for once to say that I am truly approaching a milestone in my life- in about a month, I will be making my first recording of a work by Gustav Mahler. On November 19 and 20,  I’ll be going into the studio with my colleagues at Orchestra of the Swan, three wonderful […]

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