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Faure: 'Melodies'

Magazine article Gramophone

Faure: 'Melodies'

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Faure

'Melodies'

Cinq Melodies 'de Venise', Op 58. Le jardin clos. Op 106. L'absent, Op 5 No. 3. Apres un reve, Op 7 No. 1. Chanson d'amour, Op 27 No. 1. Clair de lune, Op 46 No. 2. Lydia, Op 4 No. 2. Mai, Op 1 No. 2. Nell, Op 18 No. 1. Notre amour, Op 23 No. 2. Les roses d'Ispahan, Op 39 No. 4. Spleen, Op 51 No. 3 Ailish Tynan sop lain Burnside pf

Opus Arte (F) OACD9018D (52' * DDD)

Though no stranger to the microphone, Ailish Tynan gets in I her own way with a sometimes over-sung recital of songs whose unpretentious, open-hearted sentiments can feel like curios of a distant age when approached from the outside looking in. One hears the singer's strategic wheels turning, an effort to project this or that effect--as opposed to simply living the songs and singing them in the first-person present tense.

Often her first priority with making expressive points is tone. It's hard to blame her because she has so much of it that one could almost mistake her for a mezzosoprano. …

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