Daily Archives: January 22, 1996

Malinda Bargreen

Ragin Shows Why Countertenor Popularity Is In Midst Of Revival

Music review Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor, with Peter Croton, lute; Seattle Art Museum auditorium, yesterday.

Ragin’s voice is most effective in the range from about middle C up to a tenth or eleventh above, and most of his program concentrated there, displaying a technique of brilliant facility in even the most intricate runs and passagework. Alacrity, diction and phrasing all contributed to an unusually expressive approach which bespoke high-level artistry.

Read entire review here