Monthly Archives: July 2010

Gérard Souzay’s second album on Newton Classics reviewed by the Independent

The Independent on Sunday Dutch label Newton Classics launches with some intriguing vintage recordings, including two from the late French baritone, Gérard Souzay. Celebrated for his mélodies, he was also an accomplished lieder artist. This intimate 1961 performance of Die … Continue reading

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Fantastic four-star review of “a fine tribute” to Alicia de Larrocha

The Independent ★★★★ This reissue of a 1973 recording makes a fine tribute to the pianist Alicia De Larrocha, who died last September. The pre-eminent interpreter of Spanish piano music, she brings an engagingly animated spirit to these Falla pieces, … Continue reading

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Back to France

‎”I think I never heard such a powerful yet clear piano playing, a juvenile vigour and a superior technique, accompanied (and this word will never be strong enough) by a distinctive, poetic and lively orchestra.” This is what we could … Continue reading

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And our first review is a five-star review!

The Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ This is a monument to the art of Gérard Souzay, the velvet-voiced French baritone, who died in 2004. Overshadowed outside France by his great contemporary Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Souzay should nevertheless rank as one of the most … Continue reading

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June 2010: Did you know that…?

Since the launch of our Facebook page a few weeks ago, you may have noticed some wall posts untitled ‘Did you know that…?’. Those little anecdotes about our artists and their recordings will be compiled on this blog every month … Continue reading

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