Art Song Collection - Anniversary Series / Beethoven, Britten, Gurney, Hawes, Poulenc, et al.

Album Summary

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble, song for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sechs Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte, Op. 75
>Poulenc, Francis : Reine des mouettes, song for voice & piano (Metamorphoses), FP 121/1
>Roth, Alec : Songs in Time of War
>Liszt, Franz : Buch der Lieder, Volume 2
>Scott, Francis George : Lourd on my Hert, song
>Traditional, Irish : The Lost Lover, folk song
>Britten, Benjamin : Diaphenia, song for voice & piano
>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628
>Whitacre, Eric : 5 Hebrew Love Songs
>Britten, Benjamin : 7 Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22
>Warlock, Peter : And wilt thou leave me thus?
>Hawes, Patrick : A Birthday, for voice & harp
>Britten, Benjamin : Folksong Arrangements, Vol. 2 "France"
>Hahn, Reynaldo : A Chloris
>Tippett, Michael : Songs of Ariel
>Weir, Judith : Songs from the Exotic
>Storace, Stephen : The Curfew Tolls the Bell, for voice & piano
>Barber, Samuel : Solitary Hotel, song for voice & piano (Despite and Still), Op. 41/4
>Poulenc, Francis : Les chemins de l'amour ("Les chemins qui vont"), for voice & piano (or orchestra), FP 106
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Vier Abschiedslieder, Op. 14
>Traditional, Irish : She Moved through the Fair, folk song
>Poulenc, Francis : Monsieur Sans Souci, song for voice & piano (4 chansons pour enfants), FP 75/4
>Weill, Kurt : One Touch of Venus
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

2012 marks the 15th anniversary of the first release from the leading independent classical label Signum Records. Beginning life as an early music specialist (with a landmark release of the Complete Works of Thomas Tallis with Chapelle du Roi), Signum has grown since 1997 to a catalogue of over 300 releases across a wide range of genres. In this Art Song collection we bring together performances from across Signum's catalouge by singers including John Mark Ainsley, Sarah Connolly, Philip Langridge, Felicity Lott, Mark Padmore, Andrew Kennedy, Roderick Williams, Ailish Tynan and Hila Plitmann.



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Works Details

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble, song for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
  • Performers: Simon Crawford-Phillips (Piano); Andrew Vocal] (Tenor)
  • Ensemble: Dante Quartet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908-1909

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sechs Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte, Op. 75
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Poulenc, Francis : Reine des mouettes, song for voice & piano (Métamorphoses), FP 121/1
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Lisa Milne (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Roth, Alec : Songs in Time of War :: A Fine Lady
  • Performers: Alison Nicholls (Harp); Philippe Honore (Violin); Mark Padmore; Morgan Szymanski (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Liszt, Franz : Buch der Lieder, Volume 2
  • Performers: Rebecca Evans (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1842.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842

>Scott, Francis George : Lourd on my Hert, song
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional, Irish : The Lost Lover, folk song
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.

>Britten, Benjamin : Diaphenia, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Andrew Swait (Treble); Andrew Plant (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 09/08/1929

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628
  • Performers: John Ainsley (Tenor); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sechs Gesänge mit Begleitung des Pianoforte, Op. 75
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Whitacre, Eric : 5 Hebrew Love Songs :: Éyze shéleg (What snow!)
  • Performers: Christopher Glynn (Piano); Hila Plitmann (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Britten, Benjamin : 7 Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22 :: Sonetto 16, Si come nella penna e nell'inchiostro
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Mark Padmore
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Warlock, Peter : And wilt thou leave me thus?
  • Performers: Jeremy Filsell (Piano); Timothy Travers-Brown (Countertenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1928

>Hawes, Patrick : A Birthday, for voice & harp
  • Performers: Elin Thomas (Soprano); Claire Jones (Harp)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Britten, Benjamin : Folksong Arrangements, Vol. 2 "France" :: Il est quelqu'un sur terre
  • Performers: Susan Gritton (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1946

>Hahn, Reynaldo : A Chloris
  • Performers: Sarah Connolly; Eugene Asti (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1913

>Tippett, Michael : Songs of Ariel :: Come unto these yellow sands
  • Performers: John Ainsley (Tenor); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1962

>Weir, Judith : Songs from the Exotic :: Sevdalino, my little one
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Storace, Stephen : The Curfew Tolls the Bell, for voice & piano
  • Performers: David Norris (Piano); Philip Langridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal

>Barber, Samuel : Solitary Hotel, song for voice & piano (Despite and Still), Op. 41/4
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968-1969

>Poulenc, Francis : Les chemins de l'amour ("Les chemins qui vont"), for voice & piano (or orchestra), FP 106
  • Performers: Felicity Lott; Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1940

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Vier Abschiedslieder, Op. 14 :: Sterbelied
  • Performers: Sarah Connolly; Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1921

>Traditional, Irish : She Moved through the Fair, folk song
  • Performers: Ailish Tynan (Soprano); Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1700

>Poulenc, Francis : Monsieur Sans Souci, song for voice & piano (4 chansons pour enfants), FP 75/4
  • Performers: Jonathan Lemalu (Bass Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Weill, Kurt : One Touch of Venus
  • Performers: Sarah Connolly; Eugene Asti (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 06/1943-09/1943