Debussy - Songs Vol.4 | Hyperion CDA68075

Debussy - Songs Vol.4


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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA68075

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd February 2018

Gramophone Editor's Choice



A recital of songs spanning Debussy’s entire compositional career, from ‘Tragédie’ written in early 1881, to his very last song, ‘Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons’ from the end of 1915. We bid adieu to this series in the company of Lucy Crowe and, of course, Malcolm Martineau.


Throughout, we gradually become aware of Debussy’s original voice emerging from his response to disparate influences. ... In wonderful voice throughout, Crowe very much makes this repertory her own. Ascents into the stratospheres are all beautifully and securely accomplished, and those long melismas are tautly controlled and always expressive, never vacuous. ... Martineau, who has been the series’ presiding genius, is a flawless Debussy interpreter, meanwhile, playing with infinite subtlety, nuance and colour. Exceptional.  Tim Ashley
Gramophone March 2018

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