The English Song Series Volume 15 - Finzi 2

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The English Song Series Volume 15 - Finzi 2


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3rd July 2006




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The English Song Series Volume 15 - Finzi 2


Earth and Air and Rain, Op. 15

To a Poet, Op. 13a

By Footpath and Stile, Op. 2



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Gerald Finzi: Earth and Air and Rain, Op. 15

No. 1. Summer Schemes

No. 2. When I Set Out for Lyonesse

No. 3. Waiting Both

No. 4. The Phantom

No. 5. So I Have Fared

No. 6. Rollicum-Rorum

No. 7. To Lizbie Browne

No. 8. The Clock of the Years

No. 9. In a Churchyard

No. 10. Proud Songsters

Gerald Finzi: To a Poet, Op. 13a

No. 1. To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence

No. 2. On Parent Knees

No. 3. Intrada

No. 4. The Birthnight

No. 5. June on Castle Hill

No. 6. Ode on the Rejection of St Cecilia

Gerald Finzi: By Footpath and Stile, Op. 2

No. 1. Paying Calls

No. 2. Where the Picnic Was

No. 3. The Oxen

No. 4. The Master and the Leaves

No. 5. Voices from Things Growing in a Churchyard

No. 6. Exeunt Omnes

BBC Music Magazine

September 2006


“Roderick Williams… is an intensely musical singer, acutely responsive to the sound and meaning of words, but also his approach to the English Romantic song repertoire is… revelatory. …Williams… is a rich variety. In lyrical numbers like 'Lizbie Browne' the melodic and emotional unfolding is sustained beautifully without smoothing over the subtler nuances of Hardy's words of Finzi's setting. ...pianist Iain Burnside is just about ideal as a musical partner, his playing full of vitality and wistful tenderness.”

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