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Faure: La Chanson D' Eve and Other Songs Import
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If you do speak French, I exhort you to ignore Dr Coulardeau's review; it is nonsense. Similarly, it is quite untrue that Baker's voice "has gotten fat and has a distinct wobble", as another reviewer suggests; quite the reverse, in fact: it has dried out a bit. I have been listening to Baker for years, live and on disc, and I am certain that, even allowing for the slight deterioration I mention above, this recital forms a lovely postlude to a distinguished recording career by a much-loved artist.
OK, so I don't particularly care for the Songs of Eve of the CD's title, but there are plenty of other songs here to love. For example, some of the standards like Apres un reve, Les Roses d'Ispahan, Mandoline.
There are also some I heard for the first time and fell in love with, like Les Berceaux, Toujours!, Aurore, and En priere.
If you like the whispy, soft French art songs, you probably won't like this CD. But if you like full-throated singing of French songs, you'll be pleased with this CD.
If you want great interpretive insight, distinctive and beautiful timbre, and deep understanding of late French romantic song -- then try this. You will blessed with vocalization that is beautifully molded, and an interpretation that is memorable, inventive, and completely understanding of the passion that lies just beneath the surface of these apparently 'delicate' melodies.
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If you can't get the multi-CD set featuring Elly Amyleing (sic), this is a very nice listen. I've heard Dame Baker do excellent jobs on Schubert, and I love Schubert about as much... Read morePublished on October 15, 2007 by B. Marold
Le genre du récital d'une voix de femme accompagné par un seul piano fut à la mode dans les salons du 19ème siècle anglais et français. Read morePublished on November 15, 2006 by Dr Jacques COULARDEAU