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Track(s) taken from CDA66823
Recording details: June 1995
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: October 1995
Total duration: 4 minutes 26 seconds

'Bostridge is in the royal line of Britten's tenor interpreters … heard here in a veritable cornucopia of, by and large, unfamiliar, and even unknown songs … all performed with full understanding and innate beauty … thoughtfully interpreted and beautifully sung … [a] richly satisfying issue' (Gramophone)

'The advent of Ian Bostridge has been one of the most heartening occurrences in British musical life in recent years. Here is a tenor with a wonderful voice and brains and sensitivity to match' (The Sunday Telegraph)

`Here is a tenor who possesses an exceptionally sweet and beautiful voice, and a fine musician and a thinker too … inspired performances' (The Guardian)

'La voz es bella y espressiva … y el apoyo de Graham Johnson es, como siempre, magnifico' (Scherzo, Spain)

This way to the tomb
First line:
The red fox, the sun, tears the throat of the evening
composer
completed October 1945; incidental music to the 'masque and anti-masque'; first published in 1988
author of text

Morning  [1'05] English
Night  [1'40] English

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Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The triptych ‘Evening’, ‘Morning’ and ‘Night’ (first published in 1988) originally formed part of the incidental music Britten composed in 1945 for the Masque and Anti-Masque of This Way to the Tomb, a play by Ronald Duncan, who in the following year went on to provide the libretto for Britten’s opera The Rape of Lucretia.

from notes by Arnold Cooke © 2010


Other albums featuring this work
'Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake' (CDA67778)
Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake

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