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Track(s) taken from CDA67243

In Flanders

First line:
I'm homesick for my hills again
composer
1915/17
author of text

Paul Agnew (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
Recording details: November 2000
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: July 2001
Total duration: 3 minutes 25 seconds

Cover artwork: Harvest by Sir George Clausen (1852-1944)
Reproduced by kind permission of The Clausen Estate / Sotheby's Picture Library
 
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Reviews

'Another fine addition to the Hyperion treasure-house of vocal recordings' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

‘If … at the very thought of hazy June fields, your eyes mist up or you feel a lump in the throat, then this record is for you. On it, the tenor Paul Agnew sings, exquisitely, 25 exquisite songs by Ivor Gurney. The songs themselves … are without exception minor miracles of controlled pathos and these performances do them more than justice’ (International Record Review)

‘Gurney’s turmoil surfaces the songs in Paul Agnew’s sublime Hyperion disc’ (Classic FM Magazine)

‘A prize release for English song connoisseurs’ (Music Week)
Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) enlisted in the Gloucestershire Regiment in February 1915. He served at the Front, and after being gassed, was sent to the Edinburgh War Hospital, Bangour, on 25 Sept 1917 where he recuperated for a month. However he suffered a serious breakdown in March 1918 and was rehospitalised. In October he was honourably discharged from the army. After the war Gurney’s mental distress continued to worsen. In 1922 his family had him declared insane. He spent the last 15 years of his life in mental hospitals.

Frederick William Harvey (1888-1957) had been a close friend of Ivor Gurney since childhood. He too joined the Gloucestershire Regiment, but earlier, on 8 August 1914. He served in Flanders and France, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and promoted. In 1916, after officer training, Harvey returned to France where he was captured by the Germans. The remainder of his war was spent in prisoner of war camps. In Flanders was written on Christmas Day 1915.

from notes by Robin Tritschler 2014

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