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Re: Janine Micheau
Posted by Ralph Moore on October 17, 2018, 5:28 pm, in reply to "Janine Micheau
Martin may be prescient in his assertion that his final comment regarding Renée Fleming's account of Ravel's "Shéhérazade" will "stir up a hornets' nest"; as a Fleming fan who accepts that she is not to all tastes, I see no need to become exercised by his dislike of it, but I am intrigued and wonder if he would mind explaining his reaction. I was brought up on Janet Baker's wonderful recording and enjoy several others, but wonder what exactly it is about Fleming's account which displeases him, as her French is exemplary, her lower register solid and her tone beautiful; up to a soaring top.
Is it "mannered", "crooned", "affected"? - please give me a clue. I have just re-listened and like it very much.
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