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‘[Gilchrist] is now unsurpassed among lyric tenors in sweetness and technical security, and for his musical intelligence’ (The Independent).
James Gilchrist is one of the finest British tenors of today, acclaimed as a concert soloist, a recitalist and a recording artist, each latest event eliciting more rapturous comments from critics and audience alike. In his first solo disc for Hyperion, he features in a fascinating recital of English, French and American music for tenor, harp and flute.
What do we remember of our past romantic encounters? This is the theme of ‘Romantic Residues’, the opening section of Vikram Seth’s collection of verse All You Who Sleep Tonight, first published in 1990. There are nine poems in all, varying widely in content and mood—from the light and whimsical to the melancholy and dark. The songs were commissioned by the Bury St Edmunds Festival and composed for James Gilchrist and Alison Nicholls who gave the first performance. This charming, impeccably-performed collection of morceaux and mélodies also includes works by Britten, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Fauré.
'This recording will transport you back to rural England at the turn of the 17th century … an entertaining selection of vocal solo and quartet mu ...
'Music of the very highest quality … if you only have one lute-song disc in your collection it should be this one' (Early Music Review)» More
|Tomkins: The Great Service|
A pupil of William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins' technique as a contrapuntalist was second to none, as can be heard in the Great Service or the anthem O God, the proud are risen against me. In this respect alone he was the composer who most obviously cont ...» More
|Debussy: The Complete Music for Two Pianos|
'These performances are unsurpassed on CD' (Gramophone)
'Leads the field in this repertoire. Very highly recommended' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)» More
|Fauré: Violin Sonatas|
'A fine disc' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)
'It is hard to imagine a more idiomatic or impassioned performance of this underrated masterpiece' (BBC Music Magazine)» More
|The Tallis Scholars Live in Oxford|
Recorded in the Chapel of Merton College in Oxford to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of The Tallis Scholars.» More
Alison Nicholls © 2008