| Recordings of Karol Bennett, soprano
Earl Kim, Now and Then and Three Poems in French
As featured in the New York Times - Read the Complete Review
The New York Times Review
Best of Classical Music: 2001
"Sumptuous sound, wrenching poignancy and faultless musicianship."
"Superbly performed...Authoritative performances."
"Ethereally beautiful singing...Bracingly colorful and involving performances"
Available from Archetype Records
John Harbison: Simple Daylight
"Simple Daylight is performed by the extraordinary duo of soprano Karol Bennett and composer/pianist John McDonald...It's a myth that sopranos can't deliver text, and for for the limpid-toned Bennett, getting the words across is not merely a technical feat, it's a way of participating in the the inner lives of the poet and composer by sharing her own. The piano parts in this cycle are extremely difficult to play and characterize; the composer in McDonald understands how the music works, and the pianist has the chops to actualize that understanding with vivid command."
Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe
Available from Bridge Records
Tod Machover: Flora
New Music Recording of the Year: 1992, The Boston Globe
"The beautiful Flora, for instance, electronically multiplies, splinters, then reassembles the gorgeous voice of soprano Karol Bennett."
"Machover's most recent album, Flora, with the extraordinary contemporary-music soprano Karol Bennett, h(as) within the past couple of years--deservedly--achieved something like cult status."
"Approachable, direct, this music seduces with its extraordinary vitality and its enviable punch. Perfectly spun out (with the aid of the computer), the multiple voices, created from the single voice of Karol Bennett, create a musical structure vertiginously vertical and complex in Flora."
Jonathan Harvey: From Silence
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