Notes and Editorial Reviews
La Voix Humaine is presented as a deluxe package including both DVD and high-definition BluRay versions.
“Felicity Lott remains for me the quintessential Poulenc singer” -- Graham Johnson
La Voix Humaine is Poulenc’s one-woman tour de force to a text by Cocteau. It is a work which Felicity Lott has made her own – she gave a spellbinding performance at the BBC Proms in 2003: "Felicity Lott’s in wonderful form" said The Daily Telegraph and Classicalsource.com wrote “Having made the role very much her own in recent years, Felicity Lott duly encompassed its range of emotional minutiae with an impressive command ... and impeccable French.”
This new HD filmed performance is the
world-premiere recording with piano and is here in both DVD and Blu-ray format. It is the first time (since Francis Poulenc’s own performances, accompanying Denise Duval over 50 years ago), that permission has been given for La Voix Humaine to be recorded with piano accompaniment. Mme Rosine Seringe, the composer’s niece, has granted a special dispensation to Felicity Lott and Graham Johnson – as a token of decades of special friendship between the artists and the Poulenc Estate – for this work to be produced.
Works on This Recording
La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc
Felicity Lott (Soprano),
Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958; France
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