Britten: Winter Words / Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo; Six Folk Songs Arrangements / Nicholas Phan, tenor; Myra Huang, piano

Audio Samples

>Britten, Benjamin : Winter Words, Op. 52
>Britten, Benjamin : Come you not from Newcastle?, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3)
>Britten, Benjamin : Little Sir William, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1)
>Britten, Benjamin : Folksongs (7), Volume 1
>Britten, Benjamin : Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
>Britten, Benjamin : The Ash Grove, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1)
>Britten, Benjamin : Moore's Irish Melodies
>Britten, Benjamin : The Plough Boy, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3)

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Winter Words, Op. 52
>Britten, Benjamin : Come you not from Newcastle?, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3)
>Britten, Benjamin : Little Sir William, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1)
>Britten, Benjamin : Folksongs (7), Volume 1
>Britten, Benjamin : Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
>Britten, Benjamin : The Ash Grove, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1)
>Britten, Benjamin : Moore's Irish Melodies
>Britten, Benjamin : The Plough Boy, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3)
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Notes & Reviews:

Winter Words is the solo debut release by American tenor Nicholas Phan. The recording was made in the wake of a recital tour in 2010 - 11, which culminated in his Carnegie debut at Weill Hall. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and an alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera studio, Nick has performed with the opera companies of Los Angeles and Seattle; symphony orchestras of Atlanta, St. Louis, and San Francisco; and the Marlboro, Ravinia, and Edinburgh Festivals, among others. He sang in Stravinsky's Pulcinella with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez, which won a Grammy Award. Nick will support this release with an extensive fall recital tour of this repertoire and a launch event at WQXR's Green Space in New York.

"Britten’s song cycle “Winter Words” is inexplicably neglected. These bleakly beautiful, sometimes satirical and stunning settings of eight Thomas Hardy poems prove ideal for Nicholas Phan, the sweet-voiced young tenor, sensitively accompanied by Myra Huang. The performers are equally satisfying in Britten’s “Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo” and several folk song arrangements." -The New York Times

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bicostal Music, Ossining, NY, USA.



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Winter Words, Op. 52
  • Performers: Nicholas Phan (Tenor); Myra Huang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Britten, Benjamin : Come you not from Newcastle?, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3)
  • Performers: Nicholas Phan (Tenor); Myra Huang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Britten, Benjamin : Little Sir William, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1)
  • Performers: Nicholas Phan (Tenor); Myra Huang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Britten, Benjamin : Folksongs (7), Volume 1
  • Performers: Nicholas Phan (Tenor); Myra Huang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1943

>Britten, Benjamin : Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
  • Performers: Nicholas Phan (Tenor); Myra Huang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Britten, Benjamin : The Ash Grove, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1)
  • Performers: Nicholas Phan (Tenor); Myra Huang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Britten, Benjamin : Moore's Irish Melodies
  • Performers: Nicholas Phan (Tenor); Myra Huang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1960

>Britten, Benjamin : The Plough Boy, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3)
  • Performers: Nicholas Phan (Tenor); Myra Huang (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern