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Recording reviews: A limpid soprano's chance to soar

Feb 03, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Carolyn Sampson is known for her radiant performances of baroque music, having recorded widely with the world's leading early-music ensembles. The British soprano's voice combines limpid clarity with laser-focused precision, but with any possible harsh edges softened in a smooth finish. It is also beautifully suited to the corrupt delicacies of late Romantic French mélodie, as demonstrated in Sampson's recent song recital recording on the BIS label, with the accomplished pianist Joseph Middleto...