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"A New Take on Duke Ellington"

"Danielle Talamantes doesn’t see why an opera singer shouldn’t sing Duke Ellington, and I bet Duke Ellington wouldn’t either...the CD [Heaven and Earth: A Duke Ellington Songbook] is a stage for originality in arrangement and collaborative piano work...Henry Dehlinger arranged half of the tracks on the CD, and his piano work is often delightfully cliché-free, with his “Sophisticated Lady” particularly notable.”

David Rohde, DCMetroTheatreArts, Jun 2016

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"Dehlinger rises to the challenge"

"[Manuel de Falla's Siete canciones] calls for more vivid participation from the piano...and Dehlinger rises to the challenge. He is especially effective in the driving harmony underscoring the voice [of soprano Danielle Talamantes] in Seguidilla murciana and in the rumbling, crashing chords of the aria-like final song, Polo.”

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold, Fanfare, Jul/Aug 2015

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"Stands out from the crowd for Henry Dehlinger's exquisite piano playing"

“[Canciones españolas] stands out from the crowd for Henry Dehlinger's exquisite piano playing, the opportunity to hear Turina's Tres Arias, and the gorgeous MSR Classics recording...[Danielle] Talamantes shines radiantly...and Dehlinger's vibrantly colorful palette instantaneously matches her emotions without ever obscuring her vocal beauty.”

Laurence Vittes, Gramophone Magazine, May 2015

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"An outstanding program"

“...fine performances. Talamantes...is stylistically perfect and never indulgent. I like Dehlinger’s playing, too - strong and clear in every piece...Their performances are bold and deliberate...Talamantes and Dehlinger are perfect; the music was practically leaping out of my speakers. An outstanding program. Excellent notes, texts, and translations (the latter by Dehlinger, incidentally).”

Erin Heisel, American Record Guide, May/Jun 2015

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"Delicious piano playing"

“...delicious piano playing [by Dehlinger]...Danielle Talamantes’ readings are competitive, even against the really great names. Her beautiful inward Asturiana is something to return to...The support Henry Dehlinger provides at the piano further enhances this in no unimportant way. A disc to savour.”

Göran Forsling, MusicWeb International, Apr 2015

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"Latin flair with brilliant pianistic flourish"

“The composers featured in these song cycles/groups were known for combining Latin melodic flair with brilliant pianistic flourish, so you will want to be sure to listen to the marvelous accompaniment of Dehlinger...the extended lines are not for those who want quick melodic payoff... you have to wait for the resolutions, but the rewards are rich."

Kara Dahl Russell, Delmarva WSCL Radio, Jan 2015

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"One of the best recordings of the year"

“Danielle Talamantes rips into a recital of some of Spain’s greatest composers with such daring and furiously emotive singing that you hold your breath at the exuberance and seat-of-your-pants vocal dexterity...Pianist Henry Dehlinger has to be given a lot of credit for the total success of this album with his adroit and sparkling instrumental partnership...I am stunned. This is easily one of the best recordings of the year."

Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition, Dec 2014

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"Authoritative and decidedly attractive"

“[Danielle Talamantes'] debut is striking, authoritative and decidedly attractive to hear – this reviewer has just ordered extra copies as handy Christmas gifts...Henry Dehlinger, an experienced and versatile soloist, provides fine, superbly calibrated support throughout the program. His contribution as both a performer and a partner are a major component in the venture’s high quality."

Charles Pope Jr., ConcertoNet.com, Dec 2014

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"From the very beginning...we know we are in for a rare experience"

“From the very beginning of the program, La maja y el ruiseñor...with the brief but eerily effective piano introduction by accompanist Henry Dehlinger setting the nocturnal scene, we know we are in for a rare experience in lyrics that speak eloquently, as only Spanish songs can, of the amorous longing, joy and despair of those who fall in love."

Phil Muse, Audio Video Club of Atlanta, Nov 2014

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