Mélodies Françaises

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COMPOSERS: Faure,Hahn etc,Poulenc,Ravel
LABELS: Newton Classics
WORKS: Songs by Fauré, Poulenc, Ravel, Hahn etc
PERFORMER: Souzay (baritone), Baldwin (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 8802007 (1960-68)

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Bernac’s pupil and successor, Gérard Souzay, was a stronger, more rich-toned performer. Unfairly overshadowed by Fischer-Dieskau, his more fluent style is a benchmark for French mélodies. Mike Scott Rohan