Véronique Gens brings her unique expertise to this programme devoted to the French art song. Néère won the 2016 Gramophone Award for Best Vocal Recording.
A grande dame of lyric art and a great Mozartian, Véronique Gens also excels in Gluck, Berlioz and Offenbach and has sung with all the greats, from Claudio Abbado to Marc Minkowski and Frans Brüggens. Her rich discography comprises a richly varied repertoire but, up until now, it has only included one recording of mélodies; a field in which she is renowned as one of the world’s most eminent interpreters of the French art song.
With her partner Susan Manoff, a connoisseur of vocal music and a tremendously sensitive pianist, she has assembled this programme devoted to songs she loves, mixing a few well-known favourites and other, quite rare gems, such as this superb Néère, from Reynaldo Hahn’s Muses latines.