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Track(s) taken from CDH55156

Sylvia

composer
author of text

Robert White (tenor), Stephen Hough (piano)
Recording details: June 1995
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1995
Total duration: 2 minutes 17 seconds

Cover artwork: Poetry by Wiiliam Affleck (1868-1943)
 
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Sylvia  [2'17]

Ohio-born Oley Speaks is best remembered for his setting of Rudyard Kipling’s On the Road to Mandalay. No two songs from the same composer could be as different in mood than that rousing ballad and the much more introverted Sylvia (1914), with its shimmeringly beautiful melodic line and a piano accompaniment worthy of a Schumann Lied.

from notes by Robert White 1995

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