Awakening is the title of tenor Robert Pohlers' solo debut CD on GENUIN. Together with his pianist Friedrich Praetorius, he brings to life a unique compilation of lieder by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Songs of Nature, Life, and Love, sung mainly from the new edition of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig. Why this is only now available is because the beautiful lieder are predominantly of private origin, and many of them were not originally intended for publication at all. With their intimate character, they are sonorous heart-to-heart messages, brought to us by the gentle voice of the former member of the Thomanerchor Robert Pohlers and the clear piano playing of Friedrich Praetorius.
"Pohlers has a very light and high tenor, which is just right for Mendelssohn's lyrical inventions. It's like he's letting the voice float." Review by Rüdiger Winter, August 2021
"They serve a happy dance of largely little-known chants (...) in the exact tone that imaginatively leads one into one of the famous salons of the Berlin upper class in the first half of the 19th century." Review by Michael Wersin, August 21, 2021