Anna Netrebko: Souvenirs

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Label: DG
Catalog: 4777639
Format: CD

Anna Netrebko Prague Philharmonia · Emmanuel Villaume

Works by: Arditi · Charpentier · Dvorák · Giménez · Grieg · Guastavino · Hahn · Heuberger · Kálmán · Lehár · Lloyd Webber · Messager · Offenbach · Rimsky-Korsakov · R. Strauss · Garanca · Beczala · Swait

Wholenote Discoveries - March 2009
Whether we really need another recital disc from Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is perhaps not a fair question, but her latest disc “Souvenirs”, in what by now must be the most substantial discography of any soprano of her generation, fails to make a convincing case for itself. Netrebko presents this disc as a selection of her favourite songs and light arias from operas and operettas. It is, for the most part, a lovely if somewhat insubstantial selection. Netrebko’s dark, plangent voice is skillfully deployed to create several beautiful moments. But the voice sounds slightly looser than on earlier discs, and her diction is poorer than ever. Besides the eclectic repertoire, there is nothing here that cannot be heard to better effect on Netrebko’s earlier discs. Seth Estrin
Gramophone Editor's Choice - December 2008
This recording is like a bridal bouquet, bursting with variety and colours,” says Anna Netrebko. “I want it to create a wonderful array of emotions – passion, fun, love, tenderness.

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