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from notes by Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
extrait des notes rédigées par Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
aus dem Begleittext von Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Deutsch: Elke Hockings
|Dowland & Campion: It fell on a summer's day|
|Dowland: Awake, sweet love|
‘Restores a dimension of beauty that is often sacrificed in present day performances … Happy the family that spent its leisure hours with this mu ...
‘James Bowman’s usual ease of tone is in full evidence here. He gives us meltingly sweet, gorgeous, resonant high notes, and fluidity of vocal line. M ...» More
|Dowland: First Booke of Songs or Ayres|
Blending melancholy with wit in his writing for both lute and voice, John Dowland’s songs have continued to enchant audiences and singers for over 400 years.» More
|Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal|
Mark Padmore is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest tenors working today. He is admired—among other things—for his ‘extraordinary diction and whispering chamber-like intimacy … [his] joy in conveying the emotional core of each situation’ (Gra ...» More
|English Ayres and Duets|
‘Thoroughly agreeable as well as vastly interesting’ (Hi-Fi News)
‘Of immense value and interest … a full recommendation’ (The Monthly Guide to Recorded Music)» More
|Grainger: Rambles and Reflections|
As the fiftieth anniversary year of Grainger's death draws to a close, here is another chance to sample the composer's miraculous piano transcriptions in dazzling performances by compatriot Piers Lane. Everything from Stanford's folksy Irish Dance ...» More