Soloist, Hendersonville Chamber Music


Henry Purcell’s “If Music be the Food of Love” demonstrated Allison Pohl’s excellent diction and operatic strength. Gustav Holst’s Four Songs for Voice and Violin, Op. 35, followed. Written to religious texts, the legato first song has hints of modal music, a declamatory second song has a droning violin accompaniment, and the final two songs are more conventionally lyrical in nature. The Holst was perhaps the most interesting discovery of the afternoon. -Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC)