Originally recorded for a film, this masterful interpretation of Mahler's Wunderhorn Lieder with baritone Dietrich Henschel and the Bochumer Symphoniker under Steven Sloane has now been released on CD.

"A powerful and riveting reading, carried by an orchestra admirably and precisely tuned by Steven Sloane. It is in the most tragic moments that the alchemy best succeeds - Der Tambourg'sell, of course, Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz. But in the elegant (Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen) there is an inwardness of the finest kind, to the point of the intangible," was Sylvain Fort's verdict in Diapason magazine on the recording, which was released by Avanticlassic. The recording served as the basis for Clara Pons' film project Wunderhorn.

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In 2019, Wergo released a portrait CD including Anssi Karttunen’s recordings of Hans Werner Henze’s English Love Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen.