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Regine Crespin in Recital

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, June 2012
Seven songs by Poulenc, in pungent and marvellously characterised performances, form the highlight of this 1967 recital of Crespin in her prime. Her Wolf and Schumann are also irresistable.

Gramophone Magazine
It is difficult, indeed I find it impossible, to think of any soprano capable of singing Brnnnhilde, as RTgine Crespin has done, who is also capable of making a success of such a varied programme as this recital offers, but this she most certainly has achieved from start to finish. [... ] She has in John Wustman a pianist truly worthy of her, sensitive to every mood and nuance. [... ] I can give no higher praise to Crespin's singing of Debussy's Chansons de Bililis than to say it does not suffer from comparison with Maggie Teyte's. [... ]The balance between voice and piano is very good, and so here is everything for our delight. This is, indeed, one of the finest song recitals of recent times and I most warmly and enthusiastically recommend it.



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