Stéphane Degout’s new album Histoires Naturelles is hailed as “the ideal interpretation of Ravel” (Forum Opéra). The renowned French baritone collaborates with the pianist Cédric Tiberghien, as well as cellist Alexis Descharmes and flautist Matteo Cesari, to create this exceptional recording of beloved music by both Ravel and Poulenc.
Jacques Bonnaurie of CLASSICA writes: “The high point is a terrific performance of Ravel’s Histoires Naturelles. Degout has an exceptional way of projecting a text without losing the quality of his sensual voice or artistry.”
Forum Opera writes: “Amazing connection between Degout and Tiberghien. …Degout’s voice is absolutely flawless. He knows how to remain precise without losing musical ideas and the importance of the text.”
The album is available in stores and online now on B-Records.
Watch Stéphane Degout perform “Montparnasse” from Poulenc’s Deux Mélodies de Guillaume Apollinaire