Finzi: Oh Fair to See, Op. 13

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Oh Fair to see - Songs by English Composers

Oh Fair to see - Songs by English Composers


Britten:

On this Island, Op. 11

Finzi:

Till Earth Outwears, Op. 19

Oh Fair to See, Op. 13

Vaughan Williams:

The House of Life

(A Cycle of six Sonnets, words by Dante Gabriel Rossetti)


Donald Kaasch (tenor), Peter Lockwood (piano)

Globe - GLO5202

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The English Song Series Volume 16 - Finzi Tenor Songs

The English Song Series Volume 16 - Finzi Tenor Songs


Finzi:

A Young Man's Exhortation, Op. 14

Part I & 2. (Words by Thomas Hardy)

Till Earth Outwears, Op. 19

(Words by Thomas Hardy)

Oh Fair to See, Op. 13


“John Mark Ainsley's approach to music like this suggests that he comes to Finzi without any of the usual preconceptions. What he finds here… is an intensely musical feeling for words that's every bit as remarkable as Benjamin Britten's, plus a responsiveness to poetic atmosphere that enriches the texts without adding anything superfluous. Ainsley and his accompanist Iain Burnside respond to these qualities as though it were second nature to them. Singing and playing are rhythmically supple and lovingly attentive to detail...” BBC Music Magazine, Proms 2007 *****

“John Mark Ainsley certainly has more "ring" than most. There is a considerable sense of power in reserve, which makes his judicious use of it particularly effective. His virtues are regularly evident in these songs of Finzi, together with good, clear diction and a thoughtful expressiveness.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2007

BBC Music Magazine

Choral & Song Choice

Naxos English Song Series - 8570414

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Love’s Voice

Love’s Voice


Finzi:

Oh Fair to See, Op. 13

Gurney:

On Wenlock Edge

Bread and Cherries

Down by the Salley Gardens

Ha'nacker Mill

Snow

Hawke and Buckle

Ireland:

Friendship in misfortune

The three ravens

The Trellis

The Land of Lost Content

Venables, I:

Love’s Voice, Op. 22

Vitae summa brevis, Op. 33 No. 3

Flying Crooked, Op. 28 No. 1

At Midnight, Op. 28 No. 2

The Hippo, Op. 33 No. 6


Nathan Vale (tenor) & Paul Plummer (piano)

Includes world premiere recordings

“Vale and his accomplished colleague Paul Plummer start with an unpublished song by Gurney, the spirited, stirring On Wenlock Edge with a grand tune…Immediately one is made aware of Vale’s clarity of tone, a clarity matched by that of the recording…As satisfying as he is in the liveliness of On Wenlock Edge, he is equally so in Down by the Salley gardens, which he sings with a touch of regret…He also conveys the sadness of Edward Thomas’s poem snow.” International Record Review

Somm - New Horizons - SOMM063

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Oh Fair to See

Oh Fair to See

Song cycles for tenor & piano by Gerald Finzi


Finzi:

Oh Fair to See, Op. 13

Till Earth Outwears, Op. 19

A Young Man's Exhortation, Op. 14


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Linn - CKD253

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Songs by Finzi and his friends

Songs by Finzi and his friends


Farrar, E:

O mistress mine!

Finzi:

To a Poet, Op. 13a

Oh Fair to See, Op. 13

Gill, H:

In Memoriam

Gurney:

Sleep

Down by the Salley Gardens

Hawke and Buckle

Milford:

If it's ever spring again

The Colour

So sweet love seemed


Ian Partridge (tenor), Stephen Roberts (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano)

'A delightful programme in all respects' (Gramophone)

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Helios - CDH55084

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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.

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Linn - CKD431

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