Anyone who has tasted true love would find this irresistible
Dr Karl | 05/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These songs are 19th century invention of what baroque singing might have meant. Pure line, beautiful legato, creamy texture and, yes, beautiful sound. Today, we have become cynical about the valu of a pure beautiful sound. And yet, this is what this recital is all about. No gimmicks, no crowning top notes, no adrenaline or testosterone. This is a recital that brings together several antique arias, exquisitely sung by one of the greatest baritones of the last fifty years.
Plaisir d'amour! Not maybe a song for the sophisticates, but what pleasure Bruson's singing has brought to me over the years. And I must confess, that several of my friends have also fallen for the simplicity, sincerity and sheer beauty of this CD. Any lover, lover of beautiful singing or lover will find this irresistible."
Not his cup of tea
Furio | Genova - Italy | 04/08/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"We all know Mr Bruson's fine singing and art.
This collection was a good idea in itself but is not the achievement it could have been.
First of all the singer force his voice into a dark, throaty timbre which disguises its softness and beauty. Secondly he has made no proficient effort in rendering the correct style and sings the arias as he sings Donizetti.
The result varies according to the single aria and, his technique being after all Bruson's technique (agility included), this compilation may well sound pleasing to the ear but is nevertheless a wasted opportunity."