Susanna: Baudelaire & Piano review – a cool breath of Nordic autumn

(Susanna Sonata)
Clarity, strong melodies and composer Susanna Wallumrød’s luminous voice confound expectations on this meeting of poetry and piano

Susanna Wallumrød’s extraordinary career sees no sign of becoming quotidian. Though a composer – adept in many styles of contemporary music – she’s also long been a wonderful interpreter of the work of others: her 2006 record Melody Mountain, as Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, is one of the best covers albums you could wish to hear; her last album was a musical interpretation of the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch (of course).

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