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Track(s) taken from CDA66271/2

Two Choral Songs, Op 73

composer
1914
author of text
translator of text

The Donald Hunt Singers, Donald Hunt (conductor)
Recording details: March 1987
The Chapter House, Worcester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1987
Total duration: 5 minutes 13 seconds

Cover artwork: Broadheath (Elgar's birthplace) by David Birtwhistle
 
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The Rodolfus Choir, Ralph Allwood (conductor)
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Reviews

'Another invaluable issue from Hyperion' (Music and Musicians)
A translation of Maykov provides the words of the first Opus 73 song, Love’s Tempest. Each verse begins quietly and slowly before a great outburst allegro con fuoco, representing first a storm at sea, and then a ‘tumult’ in the poet’s heart created by a mental image of his loved one. The song’s companion, Serenade, has a repetitive refrain, ‘Dreams all too brief, Dreams without grief, Once they are broken, come not again’; ideal for a composer preoccupied with dreams, and whose precarious emotional equilibrium was being constantly threatened.

from notes by Geoffrey Hodgkins 1998

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