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Steve Davislim

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Steve Davislim reviews

Turbulent Heart’ / Melba Recordings
Queensland Orchestra / Guillaume Tourniaire
Chausson “Poème de l’amour et de la mer”
Vierne: “Les Djinns”, “Eros”, “Ballade du Désespérés”, “Psyché”
“… the impressive French conductor, Guillaume Tourniaire, chooses Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer as a companion piece. Certainly Australian tenor Steve Davislim is every bit as impressive here as in the Vierne— and this is highly distinguished singing by any reckoning —while the Queensland Orchestra, on absolutely cracking form, clearly relish the opulence of Chausson’s orchestral textures… On every count, this is a magnificent release.”
Gramophone (December 2009) / Marc Rochester
“The tenor Steve Davislim lends his luminous voice, his perfect diction and welcome dramatic sense to these works in an approach heightened by the inspired conducting of Guillaume Tourniaire. The latter is a miraculous accompanist, supporting the voice with ideal precision. In short, this is an indispensable disc of French vocal music presented in a faultless SACD recording.”
Jean-Jacques Millo OPUS HAUTE DÉFINITION (France)
“Davislim sings with power, nobility and heart-rending emotion, borne along by the impassioned playing of The Queensland Orchestra…”
Classic FM (February 2010) – Editor’s choice
“…this could well be the discovery of 2009, featuring thrilling first performances of orchestral songs that churn and boil with drama and emotion…Inspired performances all round, then, in textbook perfect sound and lavish packaging, Turbulent Heart boasts three fast-rising young names to look out for in the years ahead: Davislim, Tourniaire and the enterprising Australian label, Melba Recordings.”
Michael Quinn BBC MUSIC.CO.UK