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