COUNTERTENOR DON KRIM does not fit the expectations we have of a modern countertenor. His voice is neither reminiscent of a choir boy nor of a mezzo-soprano. The coloration, emotionality and use of dynamic range, the naturalness and immediacy of the sound are simply unique in the countertenor sphere, recalling in many ways the magnificent, late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
Venturing out of the traditional countertenor repertoire for a Debut CD is unprecedented. This is the first recording of Rückert Lieder by a countertenor, and this is the first recording of the Rilke Songs since the grammy award-winning
premiere recording by Ms. Hunt Lieberson in 2006.
Artist biographies, translations and other information traditionally contained in a CD booklet, can be found in a more readable and creative form at www.countertenorblues.com
THE RILKE SONGS ARE DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF LORRAINE HUNT
LIEBERSON, FOR WHOM THEY WERE COMPOSED BY HER HUSBAND, PETER LIEBERSON.