MAGDALENA KOZENA Le belle immagini 4713342

Kozená goes from strength to strength in a recital of admirable dramatic versatility. Here she shows, that she possesses a full, firm, creamy voice, ideal for Classical-period music, and a keen sense of how to characterise it dramatically. Altogether a splendid disc, with, I might add, first-rate support from Swierczewski and the Prague orchestra.

Poised between soprano and mezzo, Magdalena Kozená's richly coloured voice combines fullness and warmth with the bloom and freshness of youth. Add to this a perfect technique -- seamless legato, dazzling coloratura, smooth negotiation of wide intervals -- and a vivid musical imagination and you have a recipe for an exceptional classical recital.

Kozenás hoch zentrierter zum Sopran tendierender Mezzo scheint dabei schier endlos wandlungsfähig - Kozenás bei Live-Auftritten faszinierende Fähigkeit, schon mit ganz wenigen Tönen einen Charakter und eine ganz spezifische Gemütslage zu vermitteln, teilt sich auch via CD mit.