Muriel Batbie Castell

A capella recital


Patrick Robinet, acoustic guitar
          In this intimate performance rippling with lively emotion, Muriel Batbie Castell sings texts and poems both old and new in the languages of southwestern Europe (Portuguese, Spanish, Occitan and Catalan), so close to her native French, all the while exploring more distant horizons. Sublime melodies with a warm vibrancy that follow the singer’s ornate inflection. A humanist musical journey.

« Where does she find this strength of spirit, as it is not a question of mere vocal prowess but that of a people that fills each song with its own distinct personality?  »

« The softness and sweetness of her voice bathe us in a soothing, refined atmosphere. The listener is guided by the sensitive inflection of a performer who has chosen a tone of confidentiality. »

« Her voice is silky, her articulation natural and clear, her phrasing light as birdsong. The singer’s inflection is exquisitely feminine. An overwhelming voice, maneuvering with nothing to weigh it down, a mysterious presence, full of grace and restraint—this is Muriel Batbie Castell’s great skill. »

Muriel Batbie Castell
  A capella recital