Ian Bostridge brings his characterful lyricism, and singing of beautiful intelligence, to a welcome sixth volume in Graham Johnson’s comprehensive series.
On the plus side, there's [Bostridge's] customary detailed attention to text; he uses some idiosyncratic tonal colouring to paint in its meanings, but the approach is always intelligent. He is at his most lyrically graceful in Die Kränze, and finds just the right level of tone for each phrase of Botschaft…but Liebesglut could do with greater tonal variety and Es liebt sich so liebliche im Lenze! with more warmth. BBC
Those following the series have little need to hesitate, not least due to the reliably intelligent and sensitive accompaniment Johnson supplies…Bostridge's fans have no need to hesitate either, and the virtues of his distinctive Lieder-singing art are very much in evidence. Gramophone