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A Musical Picture - up to 40% off
Until 5th October 2020, we're offering discounts of up to 40% off selected recordings on these labels - over 1,700 titles in total (please note that discounts do not apply to downloads).
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Véronique Gens (soprano)
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hervé Niquet
Gens is in fine voice – indeed, she seems to be in her prime. Her diction is as always immaculate and she produces a stream of elegant tone…and the required vocal heft to ride Massenet’s orchestra... — More…
Sandrine Piau (soprano)
Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin
This is utterly adorable from start to finish…In the booklet Piau speaks of her joy at performing this kind of repertoire and her rapture is palpable from the breathless opening moments of Saint-Saens’s... — More…
An Imaginary Chamber Opera in Six Scenes. Works by Saint-Saëns, Godard, Caplet, Debussy & Roussel
Sandrine Piau (soprano), Hervé Lamy (tenor), Gilles de Talhouët (flute) & Arthur Schoonderwoerd (piano)
This is quite simply marvellous. …an exquisitely planned collection of French music from the turn of the 20th century, bringing together, on the one hand, settings by Saint-Saëns, Pierné, Godard... — More…
Yann Beuron (tenor), Tassis Christoyannis (baritone)
Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Markus Poschner
The singing of both artists is of the highest class with not an ugly or unexamined note anywhere. Every word is audible and the characters of the songs are, for the most part, delineated with... — More…
Songs by Gounod, Saint-Saëns & Lalo
Les Demoiselles de ... : Sophie Marin-Degor (soprano), Claire Brua (mezzo-soprano), Serge Cyferstein (piano)
Every now and then a disc comes along that paralyses the critical faculties: you know you should be trying to be objective, but somehow cold analysis seems almost obscene. So it is here.
Though... — More…
Jos Van Immerseel (piano) & Lisa Shklyaver (clarinet)
This truly outstanding CD is not only ideally programmed and superbly played - using a clarinet from 1830 and a Bechstein from 1870 - but most naturally recorded too. Every work here is a small-scale... — More…