Milhaud: CD of the month
Holger Falk’s latest CD „Darius Milhaud: Mélodies & chansons“ is the CD of the month in Rondo magazine. „Darius Milhaud acts as a kind of rougher, more banal brother of his comrade-in-arms Francis Poulenc, he does not use his pleasing jazz harmonies and just likes to make noise now and then. The vocal soloist has to master all kinds of effects, portamento, for example, or a kind of text treatment in singing that is more in demand in chanson than in classical song. Holger Falk is fantastically flexible with regard to all these particularities, he acts with the greatest possible wealth of expressive means, in tone possibly inspired by his striking predecessor Pierre Bernac, among others,“ writes Michael Wersin in Rondo.