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Letters: Songs for Voice and Guitar by Britten, Argento, Duarte / Scot Weir, tenor; Volker Niehusmann, guitar

Audio Samples

>Britten, Benjamin : Folksong Arrangements, Vol. VI "England", for soprano or tenor & guitar
>Britten, Benjamin : Songs from the Chinese, song cycle for high voice & guitar, Op. 58
>Argento, Dominick : Letters from Composers, for voice & guitar
>Duarte, John W. : Quiet Songs (5) for voice & guitar, Op. 37

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Folksong Arrangements, Vol. VI "England", for soprano or tenor & guitar
>Britten, Benjamin : Songs from the Chinese, song cycle for high voice & guitar, Op. 58
>Argento, Dominick : Letters from Composers, for voice & guitar
>Duarte, John W. : Quiet Songs (5) for voice & guitar, Op. 37
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This production of Britten's most important song cycles for guitar and voice is released on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Britten wrote all these works for his longtime partner, Peter Pears, and the exceptionally talented guitarist Julian Bream. The works are heard here in a superb interpretation on this recording.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
The performances are very fine. I would have guessed from the sound of his voice that American-born lyric tenor Scott Weir is British; his voice is so similar to some of the best UK tenors in the tradition of Martyn Hill or Philip Langridge. Argento's songs give him a great opportunity to use his broad range of vocal technique to excellent advantage. After listening repeatedly to this recording, I found everything about his singing to be highly commendable. Niehusmann is also excellent as his collaborator.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Casa Redonda de Los Brazos, New Mexico (08/30/2004-09/02/2004).



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Folksong Arrangements, Vol. VI "England", for soprano or tenor & guitar
  • Performers: Scot Weir (Tenor); Volker Niehusmann (Guitar)
  • Notes: Casa Redonda de Los Brazos, New Mexico (08/30/2004-09/02/2004)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Britten, Benjamin : Songs from the Chinese, song cycle for high voice & guitar, Op. 58
  • Performers: Scot Weir (Tenor); Volker Niehusmann (Guitar)
  • Notes: Casa Redonda de Los Brazos, New Mexico (08/30/2004-09/02/2004)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Argento, Dominick : Letters from Composers, for voice & guitar
  • Performers: Scot Weir (Tenor); Volker Niehusmann (Guitar)
  • Notes: Casa Redonda de Los Brazos, New Mexico (08/30/2004-09/02/2004)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Duarte, John W. : Quiet Songs (5) for voice & guitar, Op. 37
  • Performers: Scot Weir (Tenor); Volker Niehusmann (Guitar)
  • Notes: Casa Redonda de Los Brazos, New Mexico (08/30/2004-09/02/2004)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern