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Michael Cookson
MusicWeb International, March 2015

My main thoughts after playing through this recital disc concern the elevated consistency of performance Nicole Cabell brings to these nineteen songs. Her fluid tone is a sheer delight and she moves easily through her soprano range. …Liszt’s Oh! Quand je dors is the most charming work. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Joanne Sydney Lessner
Opera News, December 2014

…Nicole Cabell’s luminescent lyric soprano finds its ideal channel in this exploration of French chansons.

[In Ravel’s Shéhérazade]…Craig Terry plays with sensitivity and style, [and] Cabell’s sense of fragrant familiarity with this sound cries out for the full range of orchestral color. © 2014 Opera News Read complete review



Erin Heisel
American Record Guide, November 2014

Nicole Cabell’s rich, smooth voice shines in the French song literature. Terry offers stable support, orchestral in the ‘Shéhérazade’ and light and bell-like in the Greek Folk Songs. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Göran Forsling
MusicWeb International, September 2014

…the Ravel songs are exactly as I want them…Both Shéhérazade and Cinq mélodies populaires grecques are superb. In Craig Terry she has a masterly accompanist and the fine sound quality is what one expects from Delos. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Mary Kunz Goldman
The Buffalo News, August 2014

Cabell should be commended for choosing an enchanting program. Praise should also go to the liner notes, which not only give you texts and translations but readable little introductions telling you what to listen for.

Cabell’s set starts with four songs by Bizet that can’t help but make you think of Carmen. In the Duparc songs the simple but ingenious piano accompaniments are a delight.

Cabell’s voice, expressive without being fussy, also wraps itself around several enchanting songs by Liszt, helping to bring out the music’s wit and sensuality. Cabell shines in the famously lovely Oh! quand je dors. After all that lyricism, Ravel’s Sheherazade and Cinq melodies populaires grecques seem abstract and hysterical. But fans of these exotic songs will be happy with how Cabell treats them. © 2014 The Buffalo News Read complete review



William J. Zick
AfriClassical, July 2014

Nicole’s rich, silky-smooth voice and beautifully nuanced interpretations are supported with sensitivity and elegance by pianist Craig Terry. © 2014 AfriClassical Read complete review





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