Hughes Cuénod RIP

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Hughes Cuénod RIP

With all due respect to the deceased, I never could get used to his reedy, wispy voice. True, he championed French art song or mélodie, doing a great service to this genre, but the voice was very small from what I have gathered listening to the Nimbus recordings that I have of him where he is accompanied by Geoffrey Parsons and his upper range was limited as evidenced by his habit of going into falsetto in the high notes. Still his phrasing is exquisite in certain songs. I don't believe he compares to Souzay for example but maybe I am comparing apples to oranges since Souzay was a baritone whereas the deceased was a tenor. Any opinions out there on this singer? 

A music lover currently living in the middle of nowhere. 

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