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Track(s) taken from CDA67243

Five Elizabethan Songs

First line:
Weep you now more, sad fountains
composer

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 59 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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Under the greenwood tree  [1'41]
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Spring  [2'32]

Other recordings available for download

Martyn Hill (tenor), Clifford Benson (piano)

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)

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