CLASSICAL MUSIC; [FINAL Edition]

Daniel Ginsberg
The Washington Post. Jan 29, 2005. pg. C.05


Christopher Maltman possesses a voice of singular power, beauty and refinement. This British baritone gave an exceptional recital on Thursday evening … presented by the Vocal Arts Society of Washington. Rising on the sensitive accompaniment of pianist Roger Vignoles, Maltman drew from a rich palette … Maltman inhabited the music and brought the texts to life.…

Maltman breathtakingly rendered three characters in Loewe's version of the "The Erl-King" and lathered up the brooding "Edward" into a rage of sound and sentiment. … [In] the passionate Morike songs of Hugo Wolf … The closing "Abschied" floated across the hall like an airy spindle of gold.


PURCELL

We sing to Him
If music be the food of love (3rd version)
Let the dreadful engines of eternal will

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Songs of Travel:
1. The Vagabond
2. Let beauty awake
3. The roadside fire
4. Youth and love
5. In dreams
6. The infinite shining heavens
7. Whither must I wander
8. Bright is the ring of words
9. I have trod the upward and the downward slope

LOEWE

Der Erlkönig (Op. 1 No. 3)
Die wandelnde Glocke (Op. 20 No. 3)
Edward (Op. 1 No. 1)
Herr Oluf (Op. 2 No. 2)

WOLF

Die Geister am Mummelsee
Jägerlied
Der Genesene an die Hoffnung
Er ists
Der Tambour
Abs
chied