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Two Songs 1926

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1926

 
In his second set of Two Songs (1926) Ireland returned again to poetry both by Arthur Symons (Tryst) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (During Music). As with The Trellis, the setting for Tryst is a drowsy summer day, the context sexual, the music sensuous. But the singer waits only—by the end of the song the tryst is yet to be kept, despite the passionate imploring of 'Come soon'. Rippling quavers define the similarly hypnotic mood of During Music. The poet—musically illiterate himself—marvels at the power of music expressed in the piano-playing of his lover … which only enhances his awareness that the rise and fall of the fingers on the keys 'stirs that shade within thy breast'.

from notes by Andrew Green 1999

Recordings

Ireland: Songs
CDA67261/22CDs

Details

No 1: Tryst 'In fountain court'
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Track 8 on CDA67261/2 CD1 [3'33] 2CDs
No 2: During music
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Track 10 on CDA67261/2 CD2 [2'49] 2CDs

Track-specific metadata for CDA67261/2 disc 1 track 8

Tryst 'In fountain court'
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-26108
Duration
3'33
Recording date
1 September 1998
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Mike Clements & Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Ireland: Songs (CDA67261/2)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: June 1999
    2CDs
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