Lott and the French chanson

Lott floats and soars like a dream of heaven in a compilation of French songs from Chausson, Ravel and Duparc

Composer: Various
Repertoire: French Song
Artists: Felicity Lott (soprano), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Armin Jordan
Rating: 3/5
Genre: Vocal/Orchestral
Label: Aeon AECD 0314

The world of the French chanson is a sensuous, lilac-scented one, full of pale-cheeked eroticism and vague longing and yet also somehow cool and detached at the same time. It’s a hard mix of songs to pull off, but Lott does it splendidly in this gorgeous disc of orchestral songs and her diction is as clear as a bell. But as a full recital perhaps it lacks the salt of variety.