Bru Zane Label
Gramophone Critics' Choice 2021: Passionnément
Passionnément is part of the Gramophone Critics' Choice 2021
'André Messager's bittersweet 1926 comedy about Prohibition Era Americans losing their inhibitions on a trip to France gets a lovely recording from Bru Zane, beautifully conducted, with Véronique Gens and Étienne Dupuis marvellous as the couple whose casual affair deepens into genuine love. The work itself was new to me, and I fell in love at first hearing. A real treat.'
Tim Ashley, Gramophone
Choc Classica 2021: L'Île du rêve
The 'divine idyll' continues! L'Île du rêve by Reynaldo Hahn is Choc Classica 2021.
'The music is extraordinarily pleasant, quite in the style of the time, close to the last Massenet, close to the first Debussy.' Classica