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Régine Crespin (soprano)
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet
Sumptuous of tone, supremely sensitive, Crespin was born to illuminate the art of French song. Whether floating the seductive allure of Ravel or revelling in the wit of Poulenc these recordings... — More…
Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Stephen Layton
Stephen Layton's tight control of his forces, both choral and orchestral, lends impeccable ensemble and heart-thumping excitement - has the opening tutti ever had such punch? Soprano Susan Gritton... — More…
Maurice Duruflé, Gabriel Tacchino, Aimée Van der Weile, Francis Poulenc & Jacques Fevrier
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Maîtrise d'enfants de la Radiodiffusion Française, Ambrosian Singers & Philharmonia Orchestra, Georges Prêtre, Jacques Jouineau & Henriette...
This set usefully collects Poulenc's concertante works and throws in Les biches and the Litanies à la Vierge noire for good measure. Richly characterful accounts, though far from blemish-free. — More…
Luba Orgonásová (soprano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Netherlands Radio Choir, Mariss Jansons
The Netherlands Radio Choir is impressively well-drilled… The Slovakian soprano Luba Orgonásová soars majestically over the whole, alternately creating serenity and high drama as required.... — More…
Peter King (Bath Abbey Organ)
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, François-Xavier Roth
Olivier Latry (organ)
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach
…it is a breathtaking achievement. There is passion, but precision, technically well-nigh faultless. — More…
Jose Van Dam (Le Marquis de la Force), Catherine Dubosc (Blanche de la Force), Jean-Luc Viala (Le Chevalier de la Force), Rita Gorr (La Prieure du Carmel), Rachel Yakar (La Nouvelle Prieure), Martine Dupuy (Mere Marie), Brigitte Fournier (Constance), Michel Senechal (L'Aumonier), Francois Le Roux...
It's… good to welcome back EMI's reissue of the 1992 Virgin Classic's Dialogues… superbly cast. Catherine Dubosc is Blanche par excellence, Rita Gorr graduates from Mere Marie in 1958 to the... — More…
Régine Crespin (soprano), John Wustman (piano)
Suisse Romande Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet
With recent recordings by Bernarda Fink, Susan Graham, Felicity Lott, there has been no shortage of Shéhérazades for our 21st century. But back in 1963 Régine Crespine recorded a performance... — More…