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Tears, idle tears

composer
1905
author of text

 
Tennyson’s famous poem Tears, idle tears receives a large-scale and deeply emotional setting. Though Banfield finds ‘it certainly does not convince us that the tears are really ‘from the depth of some divine despair’’, Tennyson himself said ‘it was not real woe, as some people might suppose; it was rather the yearning that young people occasionally experience for that which seems to have passed away from them for ever’.

from notes by Michael Pilkington © 1997

Recordings

Bridge: Songs
CDD220712CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Details

Track 18 on CDD22071 CD1 [5'29] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Track-specific metadata for CDD22071 disc 1 track 18

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-18118
Duration
5'29
Recording date
16 January 1997
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Bridge: Songs (CDA67181/2)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: June 1997
    Deletion date: April 2008
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22071
  2. Bridge: Songs (CDD22071)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: July 2014
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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