Berlioz Les nuits d'été Régine Crespin

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les nuits d'été
+ ravel: shéhérazade; debussy: trois chansons de bilitis; poulenc: 7 songs
Régine Crespin
L' Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet
Int. Release 07 Aug. 2006
1 CD / Download
CD 475 7712 dor Decca ADD


Track List

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
Les nuits d'été, Op.7

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Shéhérazade, M.41

Sur des Vers de Tristan Klingsor

7.
0:00
9:10

Régine Crespin, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Trois chansons de Bilitis

Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
Banalités

14.
0:00
2:05

La Courte Paille

Régine Crespin, John Wustman

John Wustman, Régine Crespin

Chansons villageoises

Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon

18.
0:00
3:00

Régine Crespin, John Wustman

Total Playing Time: 1:08:28

. . . [Régine Crespin]: her performance of these two song cycles practically seems to exist out of time and space . . . [the French soprano] is so gloriously idiomatic in the shape of the phrasing, the sensual ebb and flow of the verses . . . and able to float a Wagner-sized voice down to a seductive whisper or up to a gloriously full-throated cry of ecstasy, sounding utterly in the moment all the while. The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, under Ernest Ansermet, take things slowly and headily, finding plenty of detail along the way, particularly in the Ravel.

. . . [a] superlative recording . . . superlative in every respect: performance, recording and presentation.

. . . incontournables . . .