Marie Delna   &   Jeanne Marie de l'Isle     (2-Marston 52056)
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Marie Delna   &   Jeanne Marie de l'Isle     (2-Marston 52056)
V1360. MARIE DELNA:  The Complete Published Recordings, incl. Songs by Rohand, Massenet, Clérice & di Capua;  Arias from Orfeo, Jocelyn, La Vivandière, Carmen, Les Troyens, Samson et Dalila, La Favorite, Le Prophète, Werther, L’Attaque du Moulin, Miarka, Cavalleria & La Gioconda;  JEANNE MARIÉ DE L’ISLE:  Songs by Hahn, Chaminade, Massenet, Gounod & Giordano;  Arias from Les Dragons de Villars, Mignon, Carmen, Werther & La Damnation de Faust.  2-Marston 52056, recorded 1903-10.  Transfers by Ward Marston.   Booklet features discographic information, photos & extensive notes by Vincent Giroud. - 638335205625

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“Two important but now almost totally forgotten singers are rescued from oblivion on these generously filled discs. The careers of Delna and Marié de l’Isle were undoubtedly shortened by the first world war; a tragedy also responsible for the decline of the entire French school of singing. This lingered on, grievously wounded, until the second world war administered the coup de grâce. What has been lost is all too clearly illustrated here. Both singers offer a display of technical mastery and their authentic style provides an object lesson in how music of the period was expected to be sung….As usual the production is exemplary….Marston has achieved some of his finest transfers to date….This is a set of major importance and should be acquired by all who appreciate great singing.”

- Vivian A. Liff, CLASSIC RECORD COLLECTOR, Summer, 2008



“Mme Delna, one of the greatest singers of France – there was never anybody who sang Gluck’s ORPHEUS like her….”

- Mary Garden, MARY GARDEN’S STORY, p.112