Customer Reviews for: Canteloube: Songs Of The Auvergne / De La Roche, Davrath

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 Delightful Interpretation May 12, 2012
By D. Dunbar (Melbourne, Victoria) -- See All My Reviews
The only reason I don't give this performance five stars is because perfection is so hard to achieve.
This is indeed a most enjoyable performance of these songs.
As other reviewers have indicated, Davrath and the orchestra create an impression of rustic simplicity.
The singing is pure and has an enchanting naivety and heartfelt sincerity. The singer genuinely sounds like a young shepherdess rather than a beefy operatic diva.
The orchestra, particularly the woodwinds, have an authentic reedy quality which conjures up images of shepherds playing their hand-made instruments.
Compared with other recordings with which I am familiar ( Victoria de Los Angeles, Gill Gomez) this is a less luscious interpretation of the songs. If you prefer to simply wallow in overall gorgeous sound then these may be the recordings you prefer.
One minor personal criticism is that I would prefer a little more contrast in tempi between some of the songs. Perhaps I am just used to some being sung faster.
It is also a pity that there is not more information about the orchestra and that words and translations are not included.
Nevertheless, these are very minor gripes and I can thoroughly recommend this CD.
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