With a grand review and interview, the August edition of Gramophone Magazine’s “Sounds of America” section features an in-depth look at both Lawrence Brownlee and his new Delos recording:
“Everything Lawrence Brownlee touches with his sterling tenor springs to expressive life. His timbre is honeyed, and he phrases with exceptional discernment and vibrancy. And, to say the least, Brownlee has the technical prowess needed to tame the acrobatic beasts in the Rossini arias on his newest recording. The eight arias he performs with the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra and conductor Constantine Orbelian are prime bel canto challenges in which only a select number of singers find success. At one moment, Rossini spins long lines requiring utmost control of breath and nuance. Then there are those wild flights full of scales, florid passages and fearsome jumps to the heights. Brownlee never sounds ruffled by the obstacles. … Brownlee caresses lyrical phrases and elegantly conveys each character’s emotional circumstance. … All told, it’s a pleasurable excursion in the realm of Rossinian delights, with Orbelian and the Kaunas musicians serving as deft collaborators.” —Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone Magazine
Read the full review in Gramophone Online!
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