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Sony Classical Snaps Up Natalie Dessay as Sheku Kanneh-Mason Joins Decca

Magazine article Gramophone

Sony Classical Snaps Up Natalie Dessay as Sheku Kanneh-Mason Joins Decca

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Sony Music Entertainment France has signed a long-term recording contract with French soprano Natalie Dessay, who said: 'I'm thrilled to work with Sony, who will accompany me in my new artistic life and new projects like "Pictures of America", Michel Legrand's new cycle of songs, or the Schubert album with Philippe Cassard.'

Dessay joins Sony after 22 years with Virgin Classics (now Erato). Among her most notable recordings is 'Cleopatra', a collection of arias from Handel's Giulio Cesare, released in 2011. Gramophone's David Vickers commented in his review that 'Dessay's singing is never less than dazzling, and the stratospheric ornaments in the da capo of "Venere bella" are softly sensual'.

Dessay will record Legrand's new cycle of songs for Sony, extending a musical partnership on record that already includes the album 'Entre elle et lui: Natalie Dessay Sings Michel Legrand' and the world premiere of the concert version of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg on DVD and Blu-ray. …

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