Hyperion Records

Artist Hyperion Records
Tilbrook, Anna (piano)
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Anna Tilbrook (piano)

Anna Tilbrook is one of Britain’s most exciting pianists, with a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music. She made her debut at Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe’s major concert halls and festivals, as well as coaching regularly for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

Anna has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including James Gilchrist, Lucy Crowe, Sarah Tynan, Emma Bell, Willard White, Mark Padmore, Stephan Loges, Chris Maltman, Ian Bostridge, Barbara Bonney, Victoria Simmonds, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Natalie Clein, Nick Daniel, Adrian Brendel and Jack Liebeck. For Welsh National Opera she has accompanied Angela Gheorghiu, Jose Carreras and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts.

With tenor James Gilchrist she has made acclaimed recordings of 20th-century English song for Linn Records, including Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge (a finalist in the Gramophone Awards 2008), the cycles for tenor and piano by Gerald Finzi and most recently, songs by Britten and Leighton. For Chandos, James and Anna recorded a disc of Songs by Lennox Berkeley. In 2009 they embarked on a series of recordings for Orchid Classics of the Schubert Song Cycles and their disc of Die schöne Müllerin received great critical acclaim and was Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, November 2009. Recently released is Schubert’s Schwanengesang along with Beethoven’s An die Ferne Geliebte and Winterreise. With String Quartets such as the Fitzwilliam, Elias and Sacconi, she has performed Shostakovich’s chamber music throughout the UK, Mozart Piano Concertos K414 and K415 and the Elgar Piano Quintet.

Anna is also in demand as a repetiteur, continuo player and vocal coach, working for companies including the Royal Opera, Royal Ballet, Aldeburgh Festival and the London Symphony Orchestra and conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Vasily Petrenko, Harry Christophers and Edward Gardner. For the 2006 Buxton Festival she made her conducting debut, directing Telemann’s Pimpinone from the harpsichord.

Born in Hertfordshire, Anna studied music at York University and at the Royal Academy of Music with Julius Drake, where she was awarded a Fellowship and in 2009 became an Associate. She also won many major international accompaniment prizes including the AESS Blüthner prize and the award for an outstanding woman musician from the Royal Overseas League Society of Woman Musicians. She now lives in London.

'Britten: Song Cycles' (CKD404)
Britten: Song Cycles
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'Britten: Winter Words; Leighton: Earth, Sweet Earth' (CKD329)
Britten: Winter Words; Leighton: Earth, Sweet Earth
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'Gurney: Ludlow and Teme; Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Warlock: The Curlew' (CKD296)
Gurney: Ludlow and Teme; Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Warlock: The Curlew
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'Leighton: Earth, Sweet Earth; Britten: Winter Words' (CKD329)
Leighton: Earth, Sweet Earth; Britten: Winter Words
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'Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Warlock: The Curlew; Gurney: Ludlow and Teme' (CKD296)
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge; Warlock: The Curlew; Gurney: Ludlow and Teme
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A baby watched a ford, whereto  First line to Wagtail and baby 'A satire', No 3 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
A fountain plays no more  First line to Elegiac sonnet (Bliss)
A time there was — as one may guess  First line to Before life and after, No 8 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
As it is, plenty  No 5 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
At day-close in November  No 1 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
At the railway station, Upway 'The convict and the boy with the violin'  No 7 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
At the round earth's imagined corners, blew  No 7 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Batter my heart three person'd God; for, you  No 2 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Before life and after  No 8 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Binsey poplars  No 5 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
Bredon Hill  No 5 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Canticle I 'My beloved is mine and I am his', Op 40 (Britten)
Clun  No 6 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Contemplation  No 3 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
Creak, little wood thing, creak  First line to The little old table, No 4 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Death be not proud, though some have called thee  No 9 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
Earth, sweet earth, sweet landscape with leaves throng  First line to Ribblesdale, No 7 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
Elegiac sonnet (Bliss)
Ev'n like two little bank divided brooks  First line to Canticle I 'My beloved is mine and I am his', Op 40 (Britten)
Far in a western brookland  No 2 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
From far, from eve and morning  No 2 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
He often would ask us  First line to The choirmaster's burial 'The tenor man's story', No 5 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Hurrahing in harvest  No 6 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
In summertime on Bredon  First line to Bredon Hill, No 5 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
In the snow flat-topped hillocks and shoulders outlined with wavy edges  First line to Contemplation, No 3 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
In the third-class seat sat the journeying boy  First line to Midnight on the Great Western 'The journeying boy', No 2 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
In valleys of springs of rivers  First line to Clun, No 6 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Inversnaid  No 2 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
Is my team ploughing?  No 3 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Let the florid music praise!  No 1 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
Look, stranger, at this island now  First line to Seascape ('For Kit Welford'), No 3 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
Ludlow fair  No 4 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
Midnight on the Great Western 'The journeying boy'  No 2 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
My aspens dear, whose airy cages quelled  First line to Binsey poplars, No 5 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
Nocturne  No 4 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
Now the leaves are falling fast  No 2 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
Now through night's caressing grip  First line to Nocturne, No 4 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
O might those sighes and teares returne againe into my breast and eyes  No 3 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Oh my blacke Soule! now thou art summoned  No 1 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Oh, to vex me, contraryes meet in one  No 4 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Oh, when I was in love with you  No 4 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
On the idle hill of summer  No 5 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
On Wenlock Edge  No 1 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Prelude  No 1 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
Proud songsters 'Thrushes, finches and nightingales'  No 6 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
Ribblesdale  No 7 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
Seascape ('For Kit Welford')  No 3 of On this island, Op 11 (Britten)
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op 22 (Britten)
Since she whom I love hath payd her last debt  No 6 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
Sonetto XXXI: A che più debb'io mai l'intensa voglia  No 2 of Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op 22 (Britten)
Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks rise  First line to Hurrahing in harvest, No 6 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
The ashtree  No 4 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
The choirmaster's burial 'The tenor man's story'  No 5 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
The lads in their hundreds to Ludlow come in for the fair  First line to Ludlow fair, No 4 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
The Lent Lily  No 7 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
The little old table  No 4 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
The ten hours’ light is abating  First line to At day-close in November, No 1 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
The thrushes sing as the sun is going  First line to Proud songsters 'Thrushes, finches and nightingales', No 6 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
There is not much that I can do  First line to At the railway station, Upway 'The convict and the boy with the violin', No 7 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
There was no thought in any of us  First line to Prelude, No 1 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
This darksome burn, horseback brown  First line to Inversnaid, No 2 of Earth, sweet earth … 'Laudes terra', Op 94 (Leighton)
Thou hast made me, and shall thy work decay?  No 8 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
'Tis spring; come out to ramble  First line to The Lent Lily, No 7 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
'Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town  No 3 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
Wagtail and baby 'A satire'  No 3 of Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
What if this present were the world's last night?  No 5 of The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op 35 (Britten)
When I was one-and-twenty  No 6 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
When smoke stood up from Ludlow  No 1 of Ludlow and Teme (Gurney)
Winter Words, Op 52 (Britten)
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