Browse: Vaughan Williams - Ten Blake Songs
This page lists all recordings of Ten Blake Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
For voice and oboe.
Infant Joy; A Poison Tree; The Piper; London (oboe tacet); The Lamb; The Shepherd (oboe tacet); Ah! Sunflower; Cruelty has a human heart; The Divine Image (oboe tacet); Eternity. Eight of these songs were used for the film. The Vision of William Blake, produced in commemoration of the bicentenary of Blake's birth in 1957.
Dedication: To Wilfred Brown and Janet Craxton.
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…
John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
The Nash Ensemble
The programme here has an identity of its own and as such is without competitors. Its 'theme' is to collect those of Vaughan Williams's songs which have something other than piano accompaniment.
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Dame Janet Baker (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano), Sir Thomas Allen (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), David Willison (piano), Ian Partridge (tenor), Janet Craxton (piano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano), Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano),...
Dame Janet Baker & Ian Partridge
Music Group of London, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Baccholian Singers & Guildford Cathedral Choir
Classic 1970s recordings by the Partridge siblings, and such luminaries as Janet Craxton. On Wenlock Edge - chamber version - still sounds excellent, while the Warlock disc is distinctly special. — More…