PAULINE VIARDOT (1821-1910): 12 Chopin Mazurkas, From 6 mélodies: Madrid, Canzonetta de Concert, Album de Chant pour 1850.
Catalogue Number: 08Q040
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Viardot's songs are stylistically and culturally wider than the those available here, which set a dozen of Chopin's Mazurkas to French poetry and which stick to things Gallic with the exception of a bit of Iberian seasoning. She wrote enough songs that only three of the Mazurkas are also on the other all-Viardot disc we offered nine years ago (02G040). Texts available on-line. Marina Comparato (mezzo), Elisa Tiulzi (piano).