Francis Poulenc: Liberté


The recording Liberté has been highly acclaimed both home and abroad.

“This is a production of immense beauty. I am again impressed by the Norwegian choir’s high standards. The purity both in intonation and balance is done with the uttermost sensibility”

Kjell Hillveg, Norwegian major newspaper Aftenposten, 2000


“The Norwegian chamber choir Grex Vocalis has what it takes. Their treatment of Poulenc is exceptional. In this release of “Liberté”, they and their conductor Carl Høgset have given impassioned life to some of the greatest choral works of the 20th century. The choir’s intonation is exemplary, their tone polished and tough as nails. Poulenc’s personal idiom and the poetry of Paul Eluard have intensity and poignancy into which Grex Vocalis taps unashamedly. We are the better for it.”

Customer review from Douglas C. Ryhn on

“This beautifully controlled Norwegian choir gives polished, immaculately tailored performances which present the detail of these magnificent creations with impressive clarity.”

Marc Rochester, Gramophone, 2000

Recording by Simax classics (PSC 1151), 2000
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