Mélodies françaises sur des poèmes de Verlaine
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Jérôme Ducros (piano), Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto); Quatuor Ebène
Reviewed July 2015
This labour of love from Philippe Jaroussky is a beautifully conceived and wonderfully sung collection. Jaroussky collates song settings of Verlaine, that most musical of poets, from composers as diverse as Debussy, Massenet, Charles Trenet and Varèse, along with charming rarities in an enticing treasure-trove.
Audio clip: Ferré Colloque Sentimentale