Chanson d’avril a media hit, both at home and abroad.
In her recent review, Opera News critic Joanne Sydney Lessner positively gushed over star soprano Nicole Cabell’s 2014 album on Delos, Chanson d’avril (DE 3450). You just know you’re in for a rave review in a piece that begins with “At once womanly and ingenuous, Nicole Cabell’s luminescent lyric soprano finds its ideal channel in this exploration of French chansons.”
Our appreciative reviewer then went on to find something wonderful and highly perceptive to say about almost every selection – mostly in terms of Nicole’s ability to consistently find just the right vocal color, mood, and emotional feel to match each selection, music and lyrics alike. Having used adjectives like “seductive,” “voluptuous,” “liquid,” “luxuriant” and so forth, it’s hardly surprising that Ms. Lessner has discovered and expressed precisely the same virtues in Cabell’s singing that we at Delos perceived in our planning for this album. She also pauses long enough to call attention to pianist Craig Terry’s “sensitivity and style.” Just click here to learn more about this ravishing release’s effect upon a sensitive listener – as well as to enjoy a bit of superb music journalism!
Across the Atlantic, there’s a succinct, but appreciative review of the same album by Mr. Remy Franck. His most excellent online classical music journal, Pizzicato, is a reliable source of brief, but highly discerning CD reviews from everywhere (mostly in German, with a few English snippets). He described Cabell’s program as “interesting and creatively intelligent,” and goes on to say (my translations) that “Cabell’s voice sounds powerful and strongly expressive, with refined theatricality throughout.”
We hope that such positive media attention will inspire you to order a copy of this marvelous release for yourself – and maybe even a few extra copies to give as holiday gifts to friends who are connoisseurs of particularly magnificent singing voices!
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