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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…
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…
Mark Padmore (tenor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais)
Britten Sinfonia (members), Huw Watkins (piano), Jacqueline Shave
Edge, rather than lyrical elegance, is Mark Padmore's expressive strength, combined with his superb diction...I've never heard [the Blake Songs] come across so convincingly...Lavish praise too... — More…
Carols from St John’s College, Cambridge
John Challenger (organ)
The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha
The collective vocal heft of the ensemble's young choral scholars remains a potent weapon under Andrew Nethsinga's direction. He's a man of musical refinement, however, one ready and able to... — More…
John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone), Martin Isepp (harpsichord and piano), Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba), Nona Liddell, Ivor McMahon (violins) & Eric Parkin (piano)
Heritage Records has gathered together a collection of English songs from three Saga LPs, sensitively remastered, which show this wonderful singer on top form...Shirley-Quirk gives us a lovely... — More…
Recorded 1925-51, digitally remastered.
Josef Szigeti (violin), Nikita Magalov (piano), René Soames (tenor), Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano), Peter Dawson (bass-baritone), Gerald Moore (piano), John Goss (baritone), Diana Poulton (lute), John Armstrong (baritone), Parry Jones (tenor), Ann Wood (mezzo-soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), Cecil Cope...
A Christmas Anthology
Julia Doyle (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone) & Mark Williams (organ and piano)
City of London Choir & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Hilary Davan Wetton
The gem here is Finzi's In terra pax… From late in Finzi's life, it is suffused with English pastoral yearning, and baritone Roderick Williams sings beautifully in the outer sections. — More…