Eh - french not so good
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have come to expect a higher caliber of artistry from ms. lott, but in truth, her french on this is quite inconsistent. Her unstressed syllables are often either way too closed or too open, and she inserts very american dipthongs uncontrollably. Her phrasing is also often questionable, as is her frequent use of straight tone. She also tosses of some difficult notes, either learning them incorrectly or just not reaching their exact pitch.That being said, I think it is an admirable collection of the great poulenc's works. It is nice to see such an amount of them in one collection. Buy it for this reason, but for a more satisfying performance of at least the Banalites, try Veronique Gens - it is really stellar!"