One of the most unusual and highly individual voices in the history of singing must have been Pol Plancon ( 1851-1914 ), here in two recordings from 1903.
I heard his voice the very first time at my teacher’s flat in London, where Peter Feuchtwanger occasionally opened up his treasure trove of thousands of LPs in lesson breaks.
That’s where I learnt so much about the Golden Age of singing…here are two recordings of this miracle of a voice.