Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format. [Machine Translation] [Classical Department Store - French Chronicle] 1st release. 100 titles of masterpieces of French music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to the present day! From orchestral to chamber music, instrumental music and opera, this collection covers the essential works in the history of French music! The 100 titles include highly acclaimed albums from Deutsche Grammophon and Decca, as well as masterpieces by both greats and current artists. The booklet includes a foreword by music writer Hiroyuki Yagi. The booklet also includes an easy-to-understand new album commentary. All albums are recorded on high-quality SHM-CDs with green color label coatings to bring out the full potential of the masters used. This is an album of French songs from Berlioz to Ravel. Bartoli's taste is on full display here, with selections from Bizet, Viardot, and other rarely heard works. Myung-Whun Chung's piano accompanies the wonderful songs. No lyrics translation is included. [Performed by Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano), Myung-Whun Chung (piano) Recorded in London, April 1996