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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…
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…
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…
Olivier Latry (organ)
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach
…it is a breathtaking achievement. There is passion, but precision, technically well-nigh faultless. — More…
Sharon Bezaly (flute) & Ronald Brautigam (piano)
Sharon Bezaly is rarely less than impressive. Her well-constructed programmes are performed with a mixture of virtuosity and rich tone, making her name almost a guarantee of quality. Partnered... — 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…
Ensemble Wien-Berlin, James Levine (piano)
If you're after a single disc sampler of the main chamber works, James Levine's collaboration with the Ensemble Wien-Berlin offers eloquent and chic accounts of the Sextet, flute and clarinet... — More…
Martha Argerich (piano), with Alexander Gurning (piano), with Paul Gulda & Rico Gulda (piano), with Akane Sakai (piano), with Alexander Mogilevsky (piano), with Gabriela Montero (piano), Susan Roberts, Helene Schneidermann, Daniel Norman, Carsten Wittmoser, Yulia Zaichkina, Alexander Mogilevsky...
I would not deter anyone from duplicating because...there are many moments and passages of pure delight, often deriving from the frisson of a live performance (listen to the Poulenc!) One marvels... — More…