Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Bryn Terfel|
Bryn Terfel - If Ever I Would Leave You (Songs from My Fair Lady, On a Clear Day, Camelot, The Little Prince, Brigadoon)
Genres: Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
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Susan D. from STATESBORO, GA
Reviewed on 8/9/2006...
Pleasant. Very good selection of songs.
For crossover, very good
pspa | Boston, MA USA | 02/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I usually hate the crossover genre, because the material almost always ends up overdone and not at all true to the idiom and mood of the original. That said, Terfel on this disc is about as good as crossover can get, using his fine voice to render pretty convincing and powerful versions of a number of Broadway classics. While he occasionally goes over the top, he is pretty faithful to the songs, and on those numbers that call for a rousing rendition (They Call the Wind Maria, for example), he really is splendid. Great sound quality and fine orchestral accompaniments."
Great voice, a bit over-done
R. Ley | Aptos, CA USA | 02/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD as soon as I knew it was out, having thoroughly enjoyed his Rodgers&Hammerstein disc, and having heard him sing the most heardrending version of "Herr, lehre doch mich" in Brahms' Requiem that I have ever heard or could ever hope to hear. In the R&H I thought he sang sublimely. He gave great readings of songs which were familiar to me, and ones which I had never heard before. Some of my favorites from that CD are songs with which I was not familiar. I felt there was a hint of oversinging on some songs, but was willing to overlook those for the sheer beauty and unbelievable power of his other interpretations. On this CD [the Lerner and Lowe] some of the songs are overdone. It's almost as though he followed the R&H too quickly and didn't really LEARN these songs, didn't take them into his heart and caress them, feel them, the way he did the R&H. Emotion is a wonderful thing, particularly in singing, but it can seem artificial, and that's the way I feel about some of these. Listen to the way he sings some words that start with "b", almost popping them out of his mouth or gliding into them when it really isn't appropriate at that point in the song. I think he oversings on this one and it should have been more nuanced. He loves loud, he loves soft, but there can be an exquisite middle that sometimes eludes him here. That said, I'll still buy his next one in a heartbeat. A voice, and heart, of the quality we are not likely to ever hear again in our lifetime."