Fauré overwhelmed by singers

With so many different singers taking the reigns in this collection of Fauré complete songs the results are rather patchy

Composer:  Fauré
Repertoire:  The complete songs, Vol.3
Artists:   Various artists
Rating:   4/5 
Genre:  Vocal
Label:  Hyperion CDA67335 

This is a mixed bag, mainly because so many singers are involved, not all of them capturing to best advantage Fauré’s elusive soundworld. The finest is Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, a high, soft tenor who lights on precisely the necessary finesse to unify Fauré’s subtleties of emotion and harmony. Beside him, a couple of the others seem to descend into earnest warbling. Great piano playing, though; the duet arrangement of the Shylock incidental music is an unexpected highlight. 


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