English Songs à La Française
Baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Erika Switzer join forces in a brilliant recital of English songs, written by French composers. Duncan and Switzer have been leading figures in the world of art song, and share a deep connection to songs of the Romantic period, as well as works of living composers. Mr. Duncan and Ms. Switzer were born in British Columbia, and are proud ambassadors of Canadian art song.
"Duncan and Switzer deserve a “bilingual” standing ovation for their tight duo musicianship and colourful interpretations of these one-of-a kind art songs." - The WholeNote, Canada
“I can promise you that Duncan never sings a line that is not clear and comprehensible, not least because he has what sounds like a natural knack of balancing a phrase. I’m sure that this in fact took much work and preparation with his excellent pianist, Erika Switzer, who deftly manages the mood of each song. An excellent album of understated pleasures.” - Opera Now
“A charming album of English-language songs by French composers – I could listen to Duncan’s honey-toned voice all day. Switzer proves a fine partner.” - BBC Music Magazine
“Overall it’s an album whose premise has more than been fulfilled.” - JWR