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Track(s) taken from CDH55084

Oh fair to see, Op 13b No 2

composer
1929; part of the posthumously assembled Op 13b entitled Oh fair to see
author of text

Ian Partridge (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano)
Recording details: February 1981
Art Workers Guild, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1991
Total duration: 1 minutes 7 seconds

Cover artwork: Front illustration by Richard Shirley-Smith (b?)
 
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Oh fair to see Op 13b No 2  [1'07]

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Lynne Dawson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Reviews

'Delightful collection … outstanding performances … superbly accompanied' (CDReview)
Oh fair to see is an aphoristic construction consisting of no more than two extended vocal phrases. Here, however, Finzi’s style has a greater contrapuntal succinctness (notably in the accompaniment), and the prose-like delivery of the vocal line with its careful placing of syllable and rhythm looks forward to the more spacious canvas of Intimations of Immortality which Finzi produced for the Gloucester Festival in 1950.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble 2001

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