Chabrier: Complete Mélodies

COMPOSERS: Chabrier
LABELS: Discover
WORKS: Complete Mélodies
PERFORMER: Ludovic de San (baritone)Diane Andersen (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: DICD 920177 DDD
Poulenc knew nothing more impertinent in all French song than Chabrier’s camp little ‘Lied: Nez au vent’ – though English listeners would enjoy it here so much more if only song texts were provided. And if only Belgian baritone Ludovic de San sang with as much elegance as eagerness, and if only his accompanist made the piano sing as well – then this admirable compilation of all Chabrier’s emotionally robust and irresistibly idiosyncratic songs could be given the warm welcome it deserves. Hilary Finch

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