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Posted by on May 2, 2013 in new articles, Reviews | 0 comments

“An Evening of Sweetness and Swagger” with Bryn Terfel

“An Evening of Sweetness and Swagger” with Bryn Terfel

Posted by Melissa Wimbish

We all know the man has swagger for days, but it’s nice to see it in a headline! Check out the Operagasm review rundown of the newly single hunk of luuuuurrrrve, Bryn Terfel. His recital seems to have this reviewer needing a change of underpants…

Nice adjectives: “Terfel’s sound is always superbly rounded and blooming, whether in the bluff swagger of John Ireland’s mock sea shanties, or in the luxuriant sweet melancholy of Roger Quilter’s songs that ended the first half.”

Sounds like the work of the Devil, but in a good way: “He has a technique of inflating a word or a line as though holding its burnish up to the lustre of his voice. At key moments, Terfel luxuriates in the purity of an open vowel or the natural punctuation of a final consonant, as if reluctant to leave the melody to silence.”

Let’s hear it for the hands!: “Accompanist Sharolyn Kimmorley captured enigmatic whimsy in the mysterious postlude of Schumann’s Mein Wagen rollet langsam and exquisite shimmer in Schubert’s Auf dem Wasser zu Singen.”

Check out the full review here!

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