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Marlene in Paris

Rheingau Echo, March 2015

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Just Kurt

Eastern Daily Press, 8 July 2014

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Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series Newsletter

Review of Kurt Weill recital

On Sunday 6th July 2014, Penelope Turner (accompanied by Andrew Wise on the piano) gave a recital of songs by Kurt Weill from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s at the Chapel, Park Lane. Christopher Smith gave this concert a very positive review in the Eastern Daily Press on 8th July, commenting that “Style was everything in this recital that was the picture of a period, and the audience responded with enthusiasm”.

Frankfurter Rundschau, 22. März, 2014

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Rheingau Echo, 27. März, 2014

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At the Archiduc Café, September 2013

Rupert Carter, President, Cambridge Society of Belgium: “The atmosphere was quite electric on Sunday, what a marvellous concert! You are perfectly suited to Weill and his idiosyncratic combination of technical difficulty with opportunities for self-expression; Andrew held it all together wonderfully and your powerful voice worked to full effect in the crowded hall. Despite scouring iTunes and YouTube I haven’t found renditions that I like half as much. More please!”

Sarah Goldfarb, artistic director of ReMuA:  “what a show: a great voice in 1001 shades (velvet one minute and hard rock the next!), an amazing range, a full theatrical event, lovely music sung with taste and brilliant interpretations in 3 languages! Very very impressive!”

Ger GrootDutch writer and philosopher: “showy was het, heel meeslepend: prachtige muziek, prachtig gezongen (en geacteerd…). We zien alweer uit naar de volgende…”

Marc Michaël De Smet, conductor of Aquarius “It was great. Good length, good choice, superb contact with [the] public, the appropriate theatrical skills, a good ‘look’ and a great amount of self assurance.”