Florent Schmitt was one of the most important of all French composers, an individualist who defies the simplicities of classification. The last of this four-album series explores Schmitt’s Humoresques, Op 43, a cycle full of unexpected and witty twists, as well as the visionary Lied et scherzo, Op 54. His gift for characterisation is always evident, not least in Trois pièces récréatives, Op 37 which is strongly spiced with humour.
*** Good disc **** Exceptional Sound
Michel Fleury - Classica magazine (France) - March 2014