Chamber Music Winter Festival in Jerusalem
11 Feb 2019
The here not yet well-known bass René Pape emerged as a singer of stature. Forceful expression of his sonorous, dark bass alternated with almost inaudible, delicate expression. Schumann’s well-known Dichterliebe (“A Poet’s Love”) sounded as though heard for the first time. Heinrich Heine’s biting irony was expressed poignantly by voice and piano alike in “Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen” (“A youth loved a maiden”). The unrestrained anger of “Ich grolle nicht” (“I am not angry”) was expressed passionately with unmistakable anger.
– Ury Eppstein Toggle, The Jerusalem Post