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Ian Bostridge tells Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin with beauty and conviction accompanied by a sublime Mitsuko Uchida on piano
Repertoire: Die schöne Müllerin
Artists: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
Label: EMI Classics 557 8272
A singer as individual as Ian Bostridge naturally divides opinion. For all his voice’s refinement it’s reluctant to expand where a phrase requires it to – a drawback that’s countered by his telling, beautiful and always unmannered instinct for pointing up the words. Uchida accompanies with a phenomenal range of light and shade. One for the collection, alongside the classic versions by Peter Schreier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and company.