"The marquee moments came from mezzo-soprano Luthien Brackett, who produced a rounded sound in the alto arias, warm and full into the lower range and equal in power all the way to the top. Her first aria, “Buß und Reu,” was a marvel, her potent voice married to the two beautiful transverse flutes, played by Colin St-Martin and Kathryn Roth. Her aria “Erbarme dich” in the second half was the heart of the work, as it should be, a motherly embrace between God and a repentant sinner. " - Washington Classical Review
"At the dark, luminous center of the evening came 'He was despised,' sung with glorious intensity and pathos by mezzo-soprano Luthien Brackett. Even taken at a snail’s pace, the lushness and delicacy of the performance were magical." (Handel's Messiah) - San Francisco Chronicle
"The alto Luthien Brackett was excellent at integrating her ornamentation into the vocal line, bringing tenderness to the richly consolatory 'Trocknet Euch Ihr Heissen Zähren' ('Dry Yourselves, Hot Tears') of Phillip Heinrich Erlebach."
"Ms. Brackett sang arias with a silky tone among all registers (which can get quite low in Bach) with an especially rich tone on the lower passages." (J.S. Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium) - Town Topics (Princeton, NJ)
January 3, 2024
Luthien's recording of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil with the New York-based Clarion Choir has been nominated for a 2024 GRAMMY Award in the category of Best Choral Performance. For the last several years, Clarion has been exploring a huge range of gorgeous sacred Russian repertoire under their director, Steven Fox, and recorded the work just before the pandemic in January of 2020. Luthien is hugely proud to be part of this exceptional contribution to the canon. It is available on all major music platforms.
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December 27, 2023
A holiday greeting from Luthien:
Dearest friends and followers, thank you so much for your support and interest in my work. It means the world to me. I hope you are enjoying a peaceful and joyful holiday season. Here is a small gift, a performance of my favorite Christmas carol, performed here by me and my fellow members of the wonderful Pegasus Early Music earlier this month in Rochester, New York.
November 14, 2023
Luthien was delighted to join the lovely and talented women of Musica Secreta for their recent recording session in London. This track from that session, Josquin des prez's Alma redemptoris Mater, is sure to get visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads.
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