Saturday, May 19, 2007

Something for everybody

This Wellsung post clued me into something that I hadn't seen before: Hampson is the male Fleming. I have his Gunther on Haitink's on-again-off-again Götterdämmerung and all I can or should say is that just about everyone, including Boulez' over-the-hill Franz Mazura, does a better and less fussy job.

Not essential information, but still worth a glance, they say.


At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He ruins everything I see him in, live or on DVD. I believe from a devoted fan that he excels at Lieder. Perhaps he should stick to Lieder, then I can avoid him...

At 8:27 AM, Blogger Patrick J. Smith said...

Well, I think that some (though not yours truly) Lieder fans praise fussy and affected style. Hampson makes Fischer-Dieskau look downright casual.


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