Excellent review for Julius and Gerald Finley’s new recording on Hyperion:

‘Finley makes the music compellingly his own: with his Rolls-Royce bass-baritone on smooth, luxurious form throughout, there’s no sense of him trying to capture the youthfulness of the Miller boy – he leaves that, rather, to the tenors and lighter-voiced baritones.

Nor does he throw himself overtly into the drama; that he leaves, in many ways, to Drake, whose superbly played piano accompaniments bristle with life and detail, making a virtue of the lower keys to convey extra dramatic weight.’

Hugo Shirley Gramophone August 2022

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