in Opera Now (Nov, 2014)
Anna Prohaska describes herself as ‘something of a European mix’, with Austrian Jewish blood on her father’s side and working- class Anglo-Irish roots from her mother. Both families saw their fair share of war during the 20th century and it’s this history that inspired Prohaska to record Behind the Lines, her latest recital disc featuring songs about the drama and tragedy of warfare across the ages.
It’s hard to imagine a more fitting musical tribute to the millions of lives lost in conflict: this is brilliantly conceived programming performed with incredible artistry, giving equal weight to the song texts as well as their music. The engineering is also superb, capturing …
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