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Wydawnictwo: Bis
Nr katalogowy: BISSACD 2413
Nośnik: 1 SACD
Data wydania: luty 2020
EAN: 7318599924137
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Epoka muzyczna: 20 wiek do 1960, romantyzm
Obszar (język): angielski
Instrumenty: fortepian
Rodzaj: pieśń

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Walton / Williams / Bridge: The Contrast - English Poetry in Song

Bis - BISSACD 2413
Wykonawcy
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano
Nagrody i rekomendacje
 
Diapason 5 Presto Disc of the Week
 
Utwory na płycie:
William Walton:
Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table
Three Façade Settings

Ralph Vaughan Williams:
Orpheus with his lute
The sky above the roof
Silent Noon

Frank Bridge:
Go not, happy day
When most I wink
Adoration
Come to me in my dreams
When you are old
Mantle of Blue
Love went a-riding

Huw Watkins:
Five Larkin Songs

Roger Quilter:
Dream Valley
Fair House of Joy
By a Fountainside
Arab Love Song
Autumn Evening
My Life’s Delight
Song composition has been a constant in British music since the lute and consort works of the early seventeenth century. By 1900, it had developed into a sophisticated genre embraced by almost all serious composers. The music on this amply-filled disc illustrates the diversity of British song-writing and its transformation over a century: from Vaughan Williams’s Orpheus and his Lute (ca 1901) to Huw Watkins’s Five Larkin Songs, composed in 2010 for Carolyn Sampson, who performs them here.

Together with Joseph Middleton, her partner on several acclaimed recital discs, she has devised a highly contrasting programme bookended by two groups of songs by William Walton – A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table from 1962, celebrating the diversity of London, and three songs from Façade, the ‘entertainment’ with which the young composer gained both fame and notoriety in 1923. These frame settings by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Roger Quilter and Frank Bridge of poetry by writers from Shakespeare and Shelley to Keats and Yeats. In comparison, the anti-romantic poems by Philip Larkin have been described as marked by ‘a very English, glum accuracy’. Huw Watkins (b. 1976) has selected texts from across Larkin’s output, catching the various moods – ranging from a certain unsentimental nostalgia to the poet’s seemingly habitual pessimism – in settings that often carry a bittersweet sting in the tail.

Recording: August 2018 at Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England. Grand Piano: Steinway D.

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  • CHAN 8869
  • LSO 5092
  • CSCD 524
  • CDA 68297
  • SIGCD 588