WOLF Lieder / Fischer-Dieskau, Richter 4578982
. . . a voice of velvet, rounded beauty, and the singer's characteristic way of maintaining intensity to the very ends of phrases . . . a natural flexibility of rhythm and his unique palette of soft colours he memorably catches the song's mingled radiance and pathos. The two "Christblume" songs and the pastoral memento mori "Denk es, o Seele" are likewise unforgettable. At the deceptively innocent opening of "Denk es, o Seele" he suggests a faint edge of panic within the melancholy, and then darkens, with chilling effect, at "Sie sind erlesen schon" . . .