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Régine Crespin - Songs of Ravel & Satie, Beethoven "Ah! Perfido", Concert Arias

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The now-retired Régine Crespin is easily the greatest soprano voice to come out of France since World War II, notable not just for its body and luster but for such an effortless sense of line that you're never aware of the individual notes, only the overall musical idea they're meant to create. This was recorded a bit late in her career and some wobble is apparent. But her characterization of the words--so important in Ravel's precise animal portraits in Histoires Naturelles--is peerless. Too bad that the Satie songs--in terms of quality--veer between serious endeavors and cabaret toss-offs. The disc is filled out by Crespin's performance of Beethoven's concert aria Ah! Perfido, which illustrates why she was a formidable Tosca in her day. --David Patrick Stearns

1. Histories Naturelles: Le Paon
2. Histories Naturelles: Le Grillon
3. Histories Naturelles: Le Cygne
4. Histories Naturelles: Le Martin-Pecheur
5. Histories Naturelles: La Pintade
6. Melodies - Songs: Le Chapelier
7. Melodies - Songs: Tendrement
8. Melodies - Songs: Dapheneo
9. Melodies - Songs: L'Omnibus automobile
10. Melodies - Songs: La Statue de bronze
11. Melodies - Songs: Je te veux
12. Melodies - Songs: Chanson du chat
13. Melodies - Songs: La Diva de 'L'Empire'
14. 'Ah! Perfido', Op. 65

Product Details

  • Performer: Maurice Ravel, Erik Satie, Ludwig van Beethoven, New York Philharmonic, Thomas Schippers, et al.
  • Audio CD (September 22, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000C28S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,186 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Lohorn on April 16, 2010
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i am a big fan of crespin in her prime; big style, georgeous big voice, wonderful feel for french rep. of course, she chose to sing well past her prime, so there are some less than wonderful recordings as well. this isn't the most ghastly representation of her work by any means, but it definitely is not her prime, either. vocally, it's over the hill, but her treatment of this french rep is peerless. truly amazing style and such confident presentation. you gotta love her panache; the cover photo is so diva/european streisand.
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