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Washington Post – January 2006

WASHINGTON POST
January 2006
By Cecelia Porter

“Baritone Jesse Blumberg and pianist Thomas Bagwell gave a recital of songs by Hugo Wolf at the Austrian Embassy Friday that was no less than revelatory…Blumberg’s focused baritone is perfect for German lieder, with its finely honed, luminous timbres…Blumberg and Bagwell met Wolf’s “To an Aeolian Harp” with caressing tenderness, “Consider, o Soul” with an ironic thrust and “Farewell” (an encore) with all its operatic drama and prancing wit.”

(Recital of Songs by Hugo Wolf at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.)