The renowned Austro-German singer, Christian Gerhaher, has taken on Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde in a new release on Sony Classical, accompanied by pianist Gerold Huber. Gerhaher's distinctive baritone voice, known for its delicate yet profound quality, and his close proximity to the microphone, make him an ideal interpreter for this genre. Alongside tenor Piotr Beczala, the trio's rendition of Mahler's song-cycle presents a stripped-down approach to the composer's reflections on life and existence. Gerhaher and Huber have already received numerous accolades for their musical collaborations, including multiple Diapason D'or, Opus Klassik, and Gramophone Awards.
Listen and order the album here.