About the Album
In this recording, Claudio Abbado offers radical new insights into Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Renée Fleming sings Berg's Sieben Frühe Lieder, the final evocation of a child's vision of paradise.
Renée Fleming is the soprano soloist, savagely beautiful in the final evocation of a child's vision of paradise. The Berg songs are equally spellbinding: Fleming sings them with knowing sensuality, and Abbado links them to the nerve-ridden, erotic expressionism of Lulu, rather than anchoring them in post-Romantic languor.The Guardian
Release Date: January 10, 2006
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
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