Thursday 5 July 2018
Gramophone reviews CANTATA's yet can I hear
"The American countertenor Bejun Mehta has one of the best voices in the business. Full, free and with real power behind it, it sits unapologetically at the operatic end of the countertenor spectrum, with a lovely natural spin to it. He’s also an unusually thoughtfully programmer"
The genre, Mehta demonstrates, embraces an unusually eclectic and wide-ranging set of styles and preoccupations; and if the resulting programme feels more like a collage than a coherent set of complementary works, it offers plenty of surprises and unexpected points of musical dialogue.
[Check out the album here:]
But while both are sung with the same easy brilliance and musicianship (obbligato contributions from flute and oboe respectively are typical of the overwhelming excellence of the orchestral playing by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin) they also share the same delivery from Mehta.
Read the full review on Gramophone - July 2018 Issue
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