Crespin, Regine

Régine Crespin 1927-2007 A Tribute

CD (Number of discs: 10)
20 Oct 2017

Barcode: 0190295886714

Composer: Claude Debussy
Other participants: Georges Prêtre, Otto Ackermann, Alain Lombard, Jean Laforge, Jésus Etcheverry, Edward Downes, Ernest Ansermet, Albert Lance, Janine Reiss, John Wustman, Jacques Mars Phanuel, Pierre Dervaux, Michel Plasson, Paul Finel Cavaradossi, René Bianco Scarpia, Jacques Hivert Le Sacristain, Gilbert Py Don José, Nadine Denize Mercédès, Maria Rosa Carminati Frasquita, Alain Vanzo Piquillo, Claude Bolling

Inimitable in her native French, but equally superb in German and Italian, Régine Crespin was one of the reigning prima donnas of her era. Few sopranos could match her in encompassing epic heroism and intimate refinement, noble tragedy and suggestive wit, opera and operetta, art song and jazz. Her sensuous tone, verbal acuity and stylish phrasing illuminate this collection of her most important recorded recitals and substantial highlights from Les Troyens, Tosca (sung in French) and Hérodiade. They all provide indisputable evidence that Crespin, who was born in Marseille in 1927 and died in Paris 80 year later, was one of the greatest singers that France has produced.