Laurent Naouri - En sourdine - Presto Classical

If, like me, you’re a fan of Naouri’s handsome, imposing portraits of operatic villains, the soft-focus delights of this beautifully intimate recital of French song might take you a little by surprise on several levels: swapping out the piano for guitar shines a seductive, dimmed light on these favourites by Fauré, Debussy and Poulenc, with the raindrops of Fauré’s Spleen falling with special magic thanks to the unusual instrumentation. It’s simply gorgeous.

Presto Music
01 November 2020