Notes & Reviews:
Alun Hoddinott was born in Bargoed, Glamorganshire in August 1929. When he died there in March 2008, he had dominated the musical scene in Wales for well over half a century. His unique achievement was fittingly recognized, in what would have been his 80th birthday year, when the new home of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales was named BBC Hoddinott Hall in his honor. This disc brings together, for the first time, all of his songs for high voice and piano (together with his last vocal work ever) and thus represents an important strand of his vast and prodigious output.