Jamie Barton and Brian Zeger’s new All Who Wander recording is a February Gramophone Editor’s Choice!
“Anyone who watched Jamie Barton sail serenely to victory at 2013’s Cardiff Singer of the World competition will know what a fine singer she is. This debut recital from Delos only underlines the fact. The voice is rich, generous and vibrant, big but beautifully controlled, impeccably smooth throughout its range. It’s the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire. She’s an intelligent, sensitive musician too, and evidently a good programme-builder, here offering Dvořák and Sibelius to complement her Mahler.…Her Gypsy Songs are big and generous, backed up by lively, rich and resonant accompaniments from Brian Zeger. The disc’s highlight, though, is the Sibelius, in which the mezzo pours her heart into grand, soaring accounts of some of the composer’s most seductive songs.…This really is an exciting talent, and a terrific disc.” —Hugo Shirley, Gramophone Magazine