Ahhh... Poulenc... an incredible composer, a beautiful CD!
Kimberly G. Shealy | USA | 01/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a classically trained vocalist, I simply cannot recommend this album enough! I have fallen in love with Felicity Lott's interpretation of Poulenc and the beautiful upper register of her voice. Graham Johnson's accompaniment is clear and precise throughout the album (I am especially fond of the crisp chords in Paganini). I highly recommend this recording to any classical music lover and especially anyone interested in French melodie."
S. Olbash | San Francisco, CA | 01/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't always enjoy Felicity Lott's singing on other recordings of French and English songs. She's prone to fluttery vibrato and mushy diction, neither of which is evident in this recording. Here she is in command of the high pianissimo and, where necessary a warm, opulent tone. She really lets loose in the more outgoing numbers and is not at all mannered in her diction. Graham Johnson is brilliant as always, finding a distinct persona in every piano part. Anyone with an interest in Poulenc should own his complete songs, but this disc is a worth having as well."