Bonne Chanson Belle Poque
- Format: CD
A double album of six major song cycles by Fauré and Debussy, composed during the Belle Epoque to poems of Baudelaire, Verlaine, Van Lerberghe and others. Cycles include: 'La Bonne Chanson', 'La Chanson d'Eve' and 'Le Jardin Clos' by Fauré; and 'Ariettes Oubliées', 'Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire', 'Deux Romances', and 'Chansons de Bilitis' by Debussy. The album is also downloadable from iTunes. REVIEW: 'Duo Orde and Cohen aren't half bad ... Jonathan Cohen is no hack when it comes to accompanying, and ... their synergy is close and comfortingly sympathetic. Having become used to her sound ... one starts to appreciate her nimble way around the tricky melodic lines in something like Faure's Green - she stays impeccably in tune the whole time, and almost entirely avoids reaching toward the notes, hitting them on the nose with considerable accuracy; a quality which I find beyond price.' --Dominy Clements, MusicWeb International.