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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.
|Bird Songs at Eventide|
'If these ardent renderings&… do not find a place in your heart then you should wonder what your heart's made of' (Classic FM Magazine)
'Hyperion are to be congratulated on their courage in issuing this charming collection of songs which might be classified as an endangered species. Wa ...» More
|Elgar: String Quartet; Bridge: Idylls; Walton: String Quartet|
'Eloquent and sensitive performances of some of the finest British chamber works of our century' (BBC Music Magazine)
'Outstandingly beautiful playing … of beguiling sensitivity and exhilaration' (CDReview)» More
|Gurney: Ludlow and Teme & The Western Playland; Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge|
'Adrian Thompson's superb performance … is a clear first choice' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)
'A recording to cherish' (Gramophone)» More
|Songs by Finzi and his Friends|
'A delightful programme in all respects including cover design and sleeve note' (Gramophone)
'Delightful collection … outstanding performances … superbly accompanied' (CDReview)» More
'An indispensable collection for those who know the repertoire; a revelation to those who do not' (Gramophone)
'If you enjoy English song, this set is a must … the singers are Britain's best, and their excellence is matched by the accompaniments of Cliffor ...» More
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