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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…
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
Zimerman's pianism is self-recommending.
His trills in the first movement of the G major Concerto are to die for, his passagework in the finale crystalclear, never hectic, always stylish. For... — More…
Nadine Sautereau, Denise Scharley, Solange Michel, Odette Turba-Rabier, Claudine Verneuil, André Vessières, Yvon le Marc'Hadour, Joseph Peyron, Martha Angelici, Marguérite Legouhy, Maurice Prigent
Maîtrise de la Radioffusion Française / French Radio National Chorus / French Radio National Orchestra,...
Bour's pioneering magical (1947) mono version...should never be forgotten and in some ways is the greatest performance of this sublime score on disc. — More…
L’Éventail de Jeanne, ballet in one act by ten French composers; Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel, ballet in one act by members of the group Les Six
Philharmonia Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon
The zany exuberance of Les mariés, concocted by five of Les Six in the 1920s, is infectiously captured in this colourful reissue, as is L'éventail, a contemporaneous ten-composer collaboration. — More…
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de la RTF, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel
The singing is delightful: neoclassical crispness of articulation goes with refined textures that convey the ripe humour of the one piece, the tender poetry of the other.The inclusion of [the... — More…