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Notes and Editorial Reviews
[A] fitting tribute to Arleen Augér, a singer whose beautiful soprano voice has merited the critical acclaim that it has received over many years. Her musicianship, imaginative phrasing, and intelligent use of vocal colors have been matched by her warm and rounded tonal quality... [A] smooth and elegant account [of Chants d'Auvergne]...
-- David Denton, FANFARE [11/2000, reviewing Virgin 61742]
The lullaby (Brezairola) suits [Augér] admirably, and some of the others, such as Uno jionto postouro, are languishingly beautiful. In Bailéro she varies the volume well from verse to verse, and in a gently playful song such as Lou coucut there is
plenty of fun.
-- Gramophone [8/1988]
Works on This Recording
Chants d'Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube
Thea King (Clarinet),
Arleen Augér (Soprano),
Neil Black (Oboe)
Yan Pascal Tortelier
English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930; France
Date of Recording: 11/1987
Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London
Length: 49 Minutes 20 Secs.
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
auger June 14, 2012
By John M. (mansfield, PA) See All My Reviews
"I first heard Arlene Auger in her recordings of Bach Cantatas. I was entranced. she had a great voice, and excellent musicianship. So I bought my second recording of the Songs of the Auvergne when I discovered she had recorded them. I was not disappointed. Same lovely voice, same musicianship. I just wish she had recorded ALL of the songs."