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Track(s) taken from CDH88011

What if I never speed?

1603; The Third and Last Booke of Songs and Aires, London
author of text

Ian Partridge (tenor), Jakob Lindberg (lute)
Recording details: June 1983
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: August 1989
Total duration: 1 minutes 42 seconds

Cover artwork: Ideal spring scenery (Ideale Frühlingslandschaft) by Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901)
Reproduced by courtesy of Schack-Galerie, Munich

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Mark Padmore (tenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
What if I never speed? is characteristically self conscious, the singer casting a quizzical eye over his own despairing tendencies, but equating love and admiration in the end with surprising seriousness.

from notes by Elizabeth Kenny © 2008

What if I never speed? affiche une lucidité de rigueur: le chanteur jette un regard narquois sur son propre penchant pour le désespoir, mais finit par mettre sur le même pied l’amour et l’admiration, avec une gravité surprenante.

extrait des notes rédigées par Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Français: Hypérion

What if I never speed? („Was, wenn ich niemals ging“) ist typisch verlegen. Der Sänger wirft einen spöttischen Blick auf seine eigenen Neigungen zur Verzweiflung, setzt am Ende aber mit überraschender Ernsthaftigkeit Liebe und Bewunderung gleich.

aus dem Begleittext von Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

Other albums featuring this work

Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal
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