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 Offer Shakespeare Songs

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Adam Walker (flute), Lawrence Power (viola), Michael Collins (clarinet)

Five songs from Finzi’s incomparable Let us Garlands Bring see the tenor’s head voice floating sympathetically through the melismatic vowels and ever-shifting metres of Finzi’s most sensitive... More…

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 New  Offer Songs of Vain Glory

Sophie Bevan (soprano), Sebastian Wybrew (piano)

Ivor Novello’s We’ll Gather Lilacs and Haydn Wood’s Roses of Picardy sound poignantly lovely, thanks to Bevan’s bright but soft-edged soprano and Wybrew’s understated decoration. The recording... More…

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 Offer Poetry in Music

Ruth Provost, Kirsty Hopkins, David Clegg, Jeremy Budd, Ben Davies, Julie Cooper, Edward McMullan, Mark Dobell

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

It is clear that this is something really special. That specialness comes not just from the fact that The Sixteen elevate everything they perform through their opulent musicality and supreme... More…

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On Wenlock Edge

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 More…

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Flowers of the Field

Roderick Williams (baritone) & Jeremy Irons (speaker)

City of London Choir & London Mozart Players, Hilary Davan Wetton

this is an unusual and moving programme...[Finzi's] Masefield and Hardy settings, less mature than Dies Natalis, remained unperformed in his lifetime, but Davan Wetton and excellent soloists... More…

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 Offer Celebrating English Song

Roderick Williams (baritone), Susie Allan (piano)

[Williams] has a mellow, refined tone, distinctively poetic delivery, and is keenly sensitive to the words. And with Allan’s lively support, he can unleash sufficient vigour in the emotional... More…

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Simon Keenlyside: Songs of War

Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

A sense of the mannered or precious can debase these songs; Keenlyside's sweeping, robust lyricism is deceptively effortless and exactly right...Dr Johnson once said that every man thinks worse... More…

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Janet Baker: The Great EMI Recordings

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Kenneth Heath (cello), George Malcolm (organ), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Robert Spencer (lute), Martin Isepp (harpsichord), Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba), Douglas Whittaker (flute), George Malcolm (harpsichord), Daniel Barenboim (piano), Yehudi Menuhin...

in terms of the time-span of the recordings and the breadth of the repertoire it’s a veritable Portrait of the Artist...The few controlled experiments with more dramatic, Romantic repertoire... More…

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Insomnia: Aurora Orchestra

Allan Clayton (tenor)

Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

[Britten's] phantasmagorical and often lyrically haunting [Nocturne] provides an excellent showcase for several soloists in the orchestra. Clayton is most successful in Middleton's 'Midnight's... More…

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Down by the Salley Gardens

Works by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Howells & Quilter

Bejun Mehta (countertenor) & Julius Drake (piano)

Mehta is a technically excellent singer; with a firm well-supported line; an unusually resonant lower range; and fine expressive diction, well equal to Julius Drake's sturdy accompaniment. And... More…

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