December 02, 2019

The Whole Note reviews Soirée

“A lovely, relaxed musical evening you will cherish.”

 “Soirée” starring Magdalena Kozena and, among others, Sir Simon Rattle, has been reviewed on The Whole Note! Read a glimpse of the review below!

“How nice it is that a singer would take some time out of her crazy, busy life, sit down with friends and a few drinks and sing her favourite songs. And that’s exactly what by-now-world-famous-Czech mezzo, award-winning recitalist, recording artist and opera star, Magdalena Kožená, does here […] Naturally she is strongest in her native Czech and Moravian idiom. She sings with youthful freshness and confidence. Especially impressive and unique are the ‘Nursery’Rhymes’ by Janáček; some are outrageously funny. And I am happy she included one of my all-time favourite songs by Dvořák,’When my mother taught me’.” 

Janos Gardonyi

Read the full review on The Whole Note

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