Songs From Our Ancestors

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Songs From Our Ancestors

Catalogue No:

GM001

Discs:

1

Release date:

2nd Sept 2016

Barcode:

0724120140261

Length:

68 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Songs From Our Ancestors


anon.:

Flowing Water

Argento:

Letters from Composers

Schubert

Letters from Composers

Chopin

Britten:

Gloriana: 2nd Lute Song

Changjun:

Sword Dance

Chen Yi:

Shuo

Dowland:

In darkness let me dwell

Come again, sweet love doth now invite

White as lilies was her face

My Thoughts Are Wing'd With Hopes

Flow my teares (Lacrimæ)

Goss, S:

The Book Of Songs

Ji:

Drunken Ecstasy

Schubert:

Die Mainacht, D194

Der König in Thule, D367

An die Musik D547

Ständchen 'Leise flehen meine Lieder', D957 No. 4

plus:

Schubert: Ständchen


Ian Bostridge (tenor) & Xuefei Yang (guitar)

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Globe Music is a new record label from Shakespeare’s Globe that sets out to capture the intimacy of our candlelit concerts in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. A 17th century-style jewel box theatre, one of the great revelations of the space when it opened in 2014 was

the crystalline acoustic that has quickly established it a world class chamber music venue.

Our ambition for Globe Music is to bring together some of the world’s finest musicians in special, unexpected collaborations, to bottle a unique environment where music and the theatrical meet.

Our first release, Songs From Our Ancestors, features two of today’s most imaginative artists; tenor Ian Bostridge and guitarist Xuefei Yang. Their eclectic journey traces a poetic path through history and place that is both global and personal; from Shakespeare’s contemporary John Dowland, through Schubert, Britten and Chinese folk music, to contemporary composers Domenick Argento, Stephen Goss and Chen Yi.

John Dowland: Fourth Book of Songs

In darkness let me dwell

John Dowland: First Book of Songs

Come again, sweet love doth now invite

John Dowland: Second Book of Songs

White as lilies was her face

First Book of Songs

My thoughts are winged with hopes

Second Book of Songs

Flow, my tears, fall from your springs

Ruan Ji: Drunken Ecstasy (arr. Xuefei Yang for guitar)

Drunken Ecstasy (arr. Xuefei Yang for guitar)

Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, Op. 53

Gloriana, Op. 53: The Second Lute Song of the Earl of Essex (arr. J. Bream for voice and guitar)

Anonymous: Flowing Water (arr. Xuefei Yang for guitar)

Flowing Water (arr. Xuefei Yang for guitar)

Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957

Schwanengesang, D. 957: No. 4. Ständchen (Serenade) (arr. for voice and guitar)

Franz Schubert: Die Mainacht, D. 194 (arr. for voice and guitar)

Die Mainacht, D. 194 (arr. for voice and guitar)

Franz Schubert: Der König in Thule, Op. 5, No. 5, D. 367 (arr. for voice and guitar)

Der König in Thule, Op. 5, No. 5, D. 367 (arr. for voice and guitar)

Franz Schubert: An die Musik, Op. 88, No. 4, D. 547 (arr. for voice and guitar)

An die Musik, Op. 88, No. 4, D. 547 (arr. for voice and guitar)

Xu Chang-jun: Sword Dance (arr. Xuefei Yang for guitar)

Sword Dance (arr. Xuefei Yang for guitar)

Dominick Argento: Letters from Composers

No. 3. Franz Schubert to a Friend

No. 1. Frederic Chopin to a Friend

Chen Yi: Shuo Chang

Shuo Chang

Stephen Goss: The Book of Songs

No. 1. She threw me a quince

No. 2. Oh, you with the blue collar

No. 3. Plucking the rushes

No. 4. Pastoral

No. 5. In the tavern

No. 6. Lament

Classical Ear

18th November 2016

“It’s Yang’s characterful guitar that steals the limelight throughout, notably so in the rarefied subtleties of Stephen Goss’s settings of ancient Chinese poetry…[Bostridge is] secure in the Schubert and altogether communicative in the Goss”

MusicWeb International

18th November 2016

“Irresistible … much outstanding music-making and some rare and fascinating pieces.”

BBC Music Magazine

Christmas 2016

*****

“Bostridge’s clear tone and exemplary diction maintains a warm, intimate quality (he often seems to be button-holing us personally) and he could not ask for a more responsive partner: Xuefei Yang’s playing is sensitive, agile and graceful, both when functioning as accompanist and on the instrumental solos.”

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