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Patrick O'Connor
Gramophone, January 2002

"Michel Piquemal's Poulenc recital on Naxos is a real bargain, and a superb introduction to the composer's melodies. Piquemal gained the confidence of Pierre Bernac early in his career, and Bernac told him that his way with Poulenc's music would have made him happy. Crictics' Choice."



John Boyer
American Record Guide, February 2001

"[Piquemal] voice is very consistent across its range. In addition, his French is authentic and natural, and he's dramatic-unafraid to exploit the more emotional moments in Poulenc's otherwise very delicate writing. ...At his very best moments, as in the hushed religiousity of 'Priez pour paix' or tangling with the virtuosic demands of 'Chanson du clair Tamis', Piquemal is everything I could hope for...

"Naxos gives us good notes, texts, and translations, as we have come to expect."





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