Gurney: Ludlow and Teme

This page lists all recordings of Ludlow and Teme, by Ivor Bertie Gurney (1890-1937) on CD, SACD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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On Wenlock Edge

On Wenlock Edge


Bliss:

Elegiac Sonnet

Gurney:

Ludlow and Teme

Vaughan Williams:

On Wenlock Edge

Warlock:

The Curlew


James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano), Michael Cox (flute), Gareth Hulse (cor anglais)

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

“Gilchrist's bright, ringing tenor voice is compelling from the first note, but it's the range of expression and unaffected musicality that leave the lasting impression” BBC Music Magazine

“…a wonderfully imaginative account of On Wenlock Edge and The Curlew. The developing tale of Bredon Hill has never been more vividly told on records, and the desolation of Warlock's masterpiece becomes more poignant still because of the beauty evoked. ...Gurney's Housman cycle has also its finest performance on record. Strongly recommended.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2007

“...invigorating stuff from the off, and far from the pastoral legato of some other interpretations...Gilchrist’s no-nonsense vocal style meets the folk-based contours of the music with a convincing respect – his vowels more fluid and natural than some in the English tenor tradition, and his delivery all the more vivid for it.” Andrew Mellor, bbc.co.uk, 5th July 2007

GGramophone Awards 2008

Finalist - Solo Vocal

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

Linn - CKD296

(SACD)

$14.00

In stock - usually despatched within 1 working day.

Heracleitus

Heracleitus


Butterworth, G:

When the lad for longing sighs

Bredon Hill and other songs

Gurney:

Ludlow and Teme

Adagio (1924)

world première recording

The Cloths of Heaven (W B Yeats)

Severn Meadows

By a bierside

Warlock:

Heracleitus

Sweet Content


Charles Daniels (tenor), Michael Dussek (piano)

The Bridge Quartet

This disc marks the centenary of George Butterworth’s death on the Somme in 1916; his all-too-brief flowering as a composer in the the years immediately before the War produced works which have won an established place in the repertoire, but one of his significant works, the Suite for String Quartet, has been little performed and this is its première British recording. Ivor Gurney was another promising young composer who was a victim of the First World War; he survived, but with his health destroyed, and spent his last years in a mental institution. Both Gurney and Butterworth wrote settings of A.E. Housman’s poems A Shropshire Lad, and this disc includes Gurney’s cycle Ludlow and Teme as well as songsfrom Butterworth’s cycle Bredon Hill . Alongside these are other songs by both composers and by Peter Warlock, picking up the themes of A Shropshire Lad – love, loss and war. Many of Gurney’s compositions were lost or neglected, and are only now being brought to light; the hauntingly beautiful Adagio from his String Quartet in D minor – a world première recording – demonstrates what we have lost.

“The Bridge Quartet’s unaffected playing and oaky, wide-grained tone fits [this music] beautifully” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

EM Records - EMRCD036

(CD)

$14.50

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On Wenlock Edge

On Wenlock Edge


Gurney:

Ludlow and Teme

Vaughan Williams:

On Wenlock Edge

Venables, I:

Songs of Eternity and Sorrow, Op. 36


Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Dante Quartet, Simon Crawford Philips

“…Kennedy… proves himself a rising start with performances keenly sung if occasionally rather mannered, supported by Simon Crawford Philips and the Dante players.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2008 ****

“Venables' songs are sharply responsive to the weight and meaning of every word, and his style ... around Kennedy's voice like a glove ... The tenor handles the texts superbly, making every word perfectly clear” The Guardian

“Kennedy has a big, bright, expressive tenor voice and uses it with fervour, delicacy and imagination ... A thoughtfully realised recital” The Independent on Sunday

“Kennedy's young tenor sounds utterly at ease in this CD of Housman settings by VW, Ivor Gurney and Ian Venables … his musicianship is appealing, and the Dante Quartet accompany with gusto” The Times

Signum - SIGCD112

(CD)

$14.00

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Three song cycles to poems by A E Housman

Three song cycles to poems by A E Housman


Gurney:

The Western Playland

Ludlow and Teme

Vaughan Williams:

On Wenlock Edge


Helios - CDH55187

(CD)

$9.25

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The English Song Collection

The English Song Collection


Bliss:

Elegiac Sonnet

Britten:

Winter Words, Op. 52

Finzi:

Oh Fair to See, Op. 13

Till Earth Outwears, Op. 19

A Young Man's Exhortation, Op. 14

Gurney:

Ludlow and Teme

Leighton:

Earth, Sweet Earth

Vaughan Williams:

On Wenlock Edge

Warlock:

The Curlew


James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano), Michael Cox (flute) & Gareth Hulse (cor anglais)

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet

The Times states, '...as an interpreter of English song, Gilchrist is often in a class by himself'; James’ hugely popular series of works by Finzi, Vaughan Williams, Gurney and Britten have proved this is the case. This special 3-disc collection brings together his finest recordings to date.

This collection includes the premiere recording of Gurney’s masterpiece Ludlow & Teme using the composer’s revised and corrected version which the composer declared to be his favourite.

It also includes the first modern recording of Leighton’s Earth, Sweet Earth since the original recording by Neil Mackie for whom the work was written.

All of Gilchrist’s recordings with Linn have been highly acclaimed; ‘On Wenlock Edge’ was a Finalist in the ‘Solo Vocal Album of the Year’ category at the 2008 Gramophone Awards and ‘Oh Fair to See’ was named a ‘Benchmark Recording’ by BBC Music.

James Gilchrist is a sought-after recitalist whose voice has been described as pure and sensitive with an even and beautiful tone.

Pianist Anna Tilbrook (‘an eloquent partner’ Daily Telegraph) displays her substantial talents as an accompanist providing flawless support to long-term performing partner James.

Also featured in this collection are Michael Cox (flute), Gareth Hulse (cor anglais) and The Fitzwilliam String Quartet.

Linn - CKD431

(CD - 3 discs)

$17.25

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.

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