V1709. POL PLANÇON, Vol. II, incl. Songs by Adam, Niedermeyer, Schumann, Godard, Gounod, Massenet, Bemberg, Ferrari, Georges & Faure; Arias from Die Jahreszeiten, Zauberflöte, La Sonnambula, Le Chalet, Philémon et Baucis, Le Caïd, Faust, La Damnation de Faust, Roméo & Stabat Mater (Rossini). (Germany) Truesound Transfers 3017, recorded 1903-05, New York. Transfers by Christian Zwarg. Now returned to stock!
"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
"Pol Plançon…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