Régine Crespin sings Lieder and French melodies

Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF - Janine Reiss (piano) - Christian Ivaldi (piano)

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Régine Crespin — Mezzo-soprano
Janine Reiss — Pianist
Christian Ivaldi — Pianist

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In a Berlioz, Schubert or Poulenc recital, the French lioness live.

Born in Marseille in 1927, Régine Crespin finally succumbed to illness on July 5th, 2007. The one the Americans called "The French Lioness" had fought off two cancers, as she tells in her wonderful memoirs (À la ville, à la scène, published by Actes Sud). Of her, there fortunately remains archive images shot at different times in her career.

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Directed by:
Philippe Truffault
Venue: Maison de la Radio (Paris, France)
Production date: 2000
Recording date: 1964, 1966, 1972
Duration: 51 min
Production: © Ideale Audience / Img Artists
Resolution: SD