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Track(s) taken from CDA67321/2

La cigale, Op 13 No 4

First line:
Ô Cigale, née avec les beaux jours
composer
12 July 1887
author of text

Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: July 1999
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: March 2001
Total duration: 1 minutes 39 seconds
 
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Reviews

'Up to Hyperion's habitual high standard' (Gramophone)

'Felicity Lott…is radiant and unhurried and the pick of an excellent crop of singers' (BBC Music Magazine)

'With this disc, the music of Chausson really does find revelatory new significance' (The Times)

'Superb. Art is long, life is short, and this offering is very, very rich' (Fanfare, USA)

'This is Hyperion at its best, presenting sensuous, exquisite performances … Dames Felicity Lott and Ann Murray generate magical artistry' (Music Week)

'Unlikely to be bettered' (MusicWeb International)

'To have the complete collection gathered together on disc is a treat, and with artists like these, the performances are about as good as you could expect this side of the pearly gates … If a reason for a reassessment of Chausson's role as a writer of mélodie is needed, this marvellous set is overwhelmingly it' (Amazon.co.uk)

'Editor, musicologist, impresario and pianist Graham Johnson gives us a jewel-box of essays, poems, time-lines, artwork, and Chausson's complete songs. And the performances are as magical and eloquent as the program book' (Opera News)
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