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Composer: Ropartz, Joseph-Guy (1864-1955)

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Year of birth1864
Year of death1955
NationalityUnknown
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A dynamic recital of art-song with Philippe Sly and Julius Drake at Toronto Summer Music Festival

Philippe Sly  ©  Adam Scotti
Twentysomething Philippe Sly wields an impressive voice. Like the mythical John Henry’s hammer, it rings like silver in the upper register, the middle shines like gold, and his bass is firm as iron. From the second line of Henri Duparc’s “Chanson Triste” Sly interested with his way of rolling out phrases, englobing lines in cavernous spaces.
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