Berio To Sing / Lucile Richardot
Label: harmonia mundi
Few 20th century creators have been as inventive as Berio in their relationship with the history of music. He drew material from popular and ancestral traditions, from both Beatles hits and the soundscapes of street and market. Here Geoffroy Jourdain and Les Cris de Paris paint the portrait of an explorer with a passion for the human voice. Truculent and volcanic in Sequenza III (performed with panache by Lucile Richardot), lyrical and caressing in E si fussi pisci, solemn and spellbinding in Cries of London. "Berio To Sing" throws open the doors to a colorful universe, extravagantly playful and, in a word, exhilarating.