Susan Graham; Wigmore Hall

Hilary Finch [TimesOnline, 13 February 2008]
There’s always something fishy about the French. NoÎl Coward noted it, and Susan Graham sang it, as the perfect encore after an evening of unashamed Francophile indulgence. A London recital by the great American mezzo-soprano is rare. The house was full and expectations were high. And Graham, with her accompanist Malcolm Martineau, offered us 24 songs – and 22 composers. It was an evening of canapÈs and bonnes bouches, with not a single main course in sight.