V1833. DANIEL MARTY: Songs by Schumann, Schubert, Saint-Saens, Gounod, Berlioz & Migot; Arias from Cadmus et Hermione & Le Soldat Magician. (France) Malibran 190. Final Copy! - 7600003771902
"Daniel Marty is well known as an opera singer, but on this CD his performances of works by 18th century composers are particularly illuminating. Also included are the 12 songs of Georges Migot, composed in 1950 and quite a rarity.
A quick survey of Daniel Marty brought together a few pieces of information: his career began in 1957, at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Until 1989, he sang in the provinces (Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux) and in French-speaking capitals (Paris, Brussels). Founder of the Association of Friends of Wanda Landowska, he is still linked to the musical activities of Saint-Leu-la-Forêt today. A specialist in the history of records, he is also a great collector of phonographs and historical recordings. His old waxes having served as the basis for several publications of the house of Malibran, this one returns the lift to him by publishing almost everything he has recorded.
We appreciate impeccable diction and a certain agility, although today we prefer a less starchy interpretation of this repertoire. It is undoubtedly on stage that the talent of Daniel Marty found its full potential….Of the two Saint-Saëns, it is in ‘Le Pas d´Armes du Roi Jean’ that Daniel Marty finds the best way to display his verve.
The Migot songs are authentic melodies, alternating courage, humor and painful introspection; if the imagination of the sea is present there, they refer not to the Breton songs of Théodore Botrel, also recorded by Marty and republished by Malibran, but rather to 'sailor-composers' like Jean Cras or Albert Roussel."
- Laurent Bury, FORUMOPERA.com. 31 May, 2011