V1708. POL PLANÇON, Vol. I, incl. Songs by Schumann, Ferrari, Chaminade, Godard, Bemberg & Faure; Arias from Les Huguenots, Philémon et Baucis, Le Caïd, Faust, Roméo, Carmen & LAfricaine. (Germany) Truesound Transfers 3016, recorded 1902-03, Gramophone & Zonophone; 2 Mapleson Cylinders, 1901. Transfers by Christian Zwarg.
"Who better to represent the old school than Pol Plançon with his instrumental-like legato line and a coloratura technique to put many a soprano to shame?"
- Vivian A. Liff, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, May/June, 2005
has never been equaled by any subsequent bass for technical perfection
.[His] noble, effortlessly sculpted phrases pour out like a mellow vintage red wine, each note seamlessly melting into the next. Perfection."
- Christopher Norton-Welsh, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2007
[Truesound] transfers have been an absolute revelation to me
.Amazingly, Christian Zwarg has managed to unlock the sound of these recordings in such a way as to present [voices] such as I have never heard before. Here the sound has a sheen and glow which is quite beautiful. It is as if an old masterpiece painting has been cleaned and restored, allowing rays of brilliant light to emerge
- Davyd Booth, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2012