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Thematic song recitals pop up every now and then. Recently came along Monologe. A lot of the songs here are well-known but nothing is overexposed and together they give a wide picture of being alone: loneliness, sorrow, resignation, but also acceptance and even satisfaction (The Monk and the Cat). With Schubert framing as well as having his own group of songs we get a coherent structure, which is further enhanced through two German composers placed in the middle of the programme, flanked by two French groups. They, for their part, are flanked by English groups. Schubert is represented by some of his most gripping songs, in particular the three Goethe settings Gesänge des Harfners in deeply satisfying readings, soft, inward and touching…

 

…Florian Just’s readings of the Don Quichotte songs are eminently satisfying in every respect…

 

…The way Florian Just sings them whets one’s appetite to hear him in the complete cycle…

 

…The whole recital is a sprawling but at the same time homogenous concept that can be experienced both as a remarkable unit as well as something to dip into for individual songs. Florian Just is definitely a singer to do full justice to this varied repertoire. He has a powerful, flexible voice and he is a master of nuance. He is perceptive and sensitive to the lyrics – in other words an ideal song interpreter. Jan-Paul Grijpink accompanies excellently. The well-written liner-notes are very helpful for a full appreciation of the songs and the recording is good...

 

…To sum things up: a thematic recital out of the ordinary and worth anyone’s attention…

 

Göran Forsling

 

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