Notes and Editorial Reviews
Four-time Grammy winner Renée Fleming presents her first full-length Lieder album in almost two decades, featuring a selection of favorite songs from Brahms, Schumann, and Mahler, including Brahm's "Lullaby" and a breathtaking performance of Mahler's Rückert Lieder with Christian Thielemann and the Munich Philharmonic.
Fleming’s delightful selection of Brahms songs and Schumann’s Frauenliebe und-leben aren’t presented with the folk-like simplicity one might expect. This approach is suffused with late Romanticism, with full singing and rich characterisation. It’s generous and heartfelt singing, playful, flirtatious and dramatic by turn, but for me, a touch over-egged. Fleming’s Rolls-Royce voice is perfectly matched by Mahler’s opulence in his sublime Rückert-Lieder.
– BBC Music Magazine