Bonney/Martineau ó St George’s, Bristol

Bonney_small.jpgRian Evans [The Guardian, 11 February 2006]
Soprano Barbara Bonney’s mastery of the art of lieder has always been much acclaimed, her interpretative instincts matched by a natural, unforced personality and repertoire carefully chosen to offer new perspectives. This recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau had all these facets, so that Bonney fans could have their fix, even if acknowledging that the pure tone that has been her prime characteristic occasionally eluded her.