2015-12-08 featured press

The News & Observer/Chicago Tribune – Best classical box sets of 2015: Classical listening delights, wrapped in gift boxes

2015-12-07, The News & Observer/Chicago Tribune, by John von Rhein

The important thing to know about this wonderful recital of French art songs – all of them settings of poems by Paul Verlaine – is that it’s a rare instance where song and singer become one. The French countertenor delivers the 43 songs with a poise, elegance and fastidious attention to text that illuminates everything from well-known Debussy, Faure and Hahn songs, to less-familiar settings and two pop songs. Splendid accompaniments from pianist Jerome Ducros and others.

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