From the collection of Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).
"Judging by the recordings that survive, Plançon was the most polished singer of his time. His beautiful basse chantante had been admirably schooled, and his style was extremely elegant; his many recordings (1902–8) embody standards otherwise outside the experience of a present-day listener. Not only his flawless trills and rapid scales but his cantabile and pure legato, as in ‘Vi ravviso’ from La sonnambula, are exemplary." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online.
A distinguished American mezzo-soprano, "Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #30295
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