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Wydawnictwo: Bis
Nr katalogowy: BISSACD 2568
Nośnik: 1 SACD
Data wydania: listopad 2022
EAN: 7318599925684
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna, barok
Obszar (język): walijski, niemiecki, angielski
Instrumenty: fortepian
Rodzaj: pieśń

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Bach / Watkins / Britten: Echo – songs across the ages

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Ruby Hughes, soprano
Huw Watkins, piano
Johann Sebastian Bach:
Sarabande from Partita No. 4
Gedenke doch, mein Geist, zurücke
Sarabande from French Suite No. 3
Komm, süsser Tod
Corrente from Partita No. 6
Liebster Herr Jesu

Huw Watkins:
Echo, song cycle for voice and piano (world premiere recording)

Henry Purcell:
By beauteous softness
Music for a while

Benjamin Britten:
I wonder as I wander
Dafydd y Garreg Wen
How sweet the answer

Deborah Pritchard:
The World Cheryl Frances-Hoad - Lament

Errollyn Wallen:
Peace on Earth
Huw Watkins’ song cycle Echo, composed for soprano Ruby Hughes and premiered in 2017 at Carnegie Hall, is at the centre of this artfully crafted recital. Setting texts by five different poets, the cycle is a work centred on melancholy – on transience, remembrance, and in the final song a numbed cry of inconceivable loss. As such it permeates the entire programme, adding a new and unexpected depth to that which precedes as well as follows.

Another strand of the recital is the idea of how composers across the ages have addressed and echoed one another lovingly in their music – often in the most nuanced and unconscious way. Bach’s solo keyboard works capture something of a sense of timelessness, or more accurately, inspire an emotional connection that transcends time. A similar affinity seems to inform Britten’s folksong arrangements and his realisations of Bach’s Geistliche Lieder as well as the Purcell realisations by Thomas Ades and Tippett. A different kind of echo is created by the inclusion of Britten’s version of Dafydd y Garreg Wen(David of the White Rock) – a nod to the performers’ shared Welsh heritage. Closing the disc, three songs by contemporary British composers admired by both Watkins and Hughes also resonate with the previous works, bringing the programme full circle.

Recording: 28th April 1st May 2021 at Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England. Grand Piano: Steinway D

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