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Complete Gramophone Recordings 1901-1908
Maurice Renaud
Complete Gramophone Recordings 1901-1908
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #2

Born in 1869, Renaud inherited the mantle of French baritone actor/singers Jean Lassalle and Victor Maurel. He deploys his ample resources with supple restraint and tonal eloquence. Note values are often stretched beyon...  more »

      
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All Artists: Maurice Renaud
Title: Complete Gramophone Recordings 1901-1908
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Label: Marston
Release Date: 12/9/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 638335200521

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Born in 1869, Renaud inherited the mantle of French baritone actor/singers Jean Lassalle and Victor Maurel. He deploys his ample resources with supple restraint and tonal eloquence. Note values are often stretched beyond anything we hear today. One will scarcely recognize Mozart's Don Giovanni Serenade (in French and Italian), for instance, but the traditional ornaments are in place. Perhaps "Pour tant d'amour" and "Leonor, viens" from Donizetti's La Favorite are a tad garish, yet Renaud's ardent approach suits Massenet's Vision Fugitive to a tee, in three different versions. Conversely, the singer's attention to details of rhythm and phrasing in Berlioz's Serenade never detract from the purity of tone. Thorough annotations and splendid transfers add up to a desirable, though specialized, reissue. --Jed Distler