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Britten Abroad - A collection of songs by Benjamin Britten set in Italian, Russian, French & German

Britten Abroad - A collection of songs by Benjamin Britten set in Italian, Russian, French & German
ID: SIGCD122
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Susan Gritton and Mark Padmore perform these songs with vigour, marvellously accompanied by Iain Burnside and do great justice to songs which many would regard as being the most distinctive and very finest examples of Britten’s art.

Britten’s extraordinary skill and fluency for setting his own native language has sometimes obscured the brilliance with which he embraced a wide range of foreign poetry throughout his career. In fact Britten left a series of exquisite settings, some of his very finest, in French, Italian, Latin, German, Russian, Scot dialect and Medieval English; and the role-call of poets attests to the diversity and sophistication of his literary tastes, including the work of Victor Hugo, Paul Verlaine, Artur Rimbaud, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Friedrich Hölderlin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander Pushkin, Bertolt Brecht and William Soutar. The earliest of these works (written when Britten was just fourteen) was the Quatre chansons françaises, settings of Hugo and Verlaine for high voice and orchestra, written in the summer of 1928 for his parents’ twenty-seventh wedding anniversary. Les Illuminations followed a decade later; Latin settings were a constant throughout his career, for his many liturgical settings and notably in War Requiem and the Cantata misericordium; we find Scots dialect in his Souter settings, Who are these children? and his authentic response to the challenge of early English texts is demonstrated in his mystery-play settings, Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac and Noye’s Fludde, and profoundly so in one of his very last works, the choral setting of eight medieval English lyrics, Sacred and Profane. But Britten’s settings of Italian, Russian, French and German, performed here by Susan Gritton, Mark Padmore and Iain Burnside are certainly amongst the most distinctive and very finest examples of his art, each fashioned specifically for a much-loved and favoured artist.
© Dr John Evans, 05.12.07
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On Wenlock Edge - Andrew Kennedy, tenor - Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano - Dante Quartet

On Wenlock Edge - Andrew Kennedy, tenor - Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano - Dante Quartet
ID: SIGCD112
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Andrew Kennedy performs Vaughan Williams’ great and innovative work, On Wenlock Edge, nearly one hundred years after its premiere performance in 1909. Written for tenor, piano and string quartet Williams explored a chamber combination previously unexplored by other English composers.

Followed by Ludlow & Teme and Songs of Eternity & Sorrow Op.36 by Ivor Gurney & Ian Venables, this disc provides the listener with renditions from three great English composers ranging from the late nineteenth- century to the present day, performed beautifully by Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips & the Dante Quartet.
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Lizst Abroad - Rebecca Evans - Andrew Kennedy -Matthew Rose -Iain Burnside

Lizst Abroad - Rebecca Evans - Andrew Kennedy -Matthew Rose -Iain Burnside
ID: SIGCD155
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

Whether from his years touring Europe as a virtuoso pianist or from his later émigré life in Paris and Weimar, Franz Liszt reflects in his song texts his ‘polyglot’ attraction to 19th-Century culture, shown in these setting of French, German, Italian, English, Russian and Hungarian words.

Michael Bacon sound engineer
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Poetry Serenade - Brian Knowles

Poetry Serenade - Brian Knowles
ID: SIGCD138
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

Elin Manahan Thomas Juliette Pochin Jon Christos Nick Garrett

Poetry Serenade brings together four top british singers to perform the newest masterpieces from Brian Knowles, based on the work of poets including William Wordsworth, Thomas Hood and Christina Georgina Rossetti. The eighteen songs on Poetry Serenade have been chosen to give the listener an eclectic array of the differing texts and contrasting styles of composition. A disc marvelled with talent, not only from the principle voices but also the RSVP Voices, the Brighton Festival Youth Choir and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

FOREWORD by ALAN TITCHMARSH Brian Knowles is that rare thing - a composer of great originality who can also write good tunes! This CD is a terrific example of his work in setting some of the nation’s favourite poems to music. Having enjoyed Brian’s work myself for many years now, I’m happy to think that this CD will ensure it of a wider audience. His is a talent that deserves greater recognition and I congratulate him on a tremendous achievement. Alan Titchmarsh MBE


Jon Christos • Nick Garrett Juliette Pochin • Elin Manahan Thomas

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

RSVP Voices - Director Rob Johnston (Tracks 2, 6, 10, 14, 17)

Brighton Festival Youth Choir - Director Juliette Pochin (Tracks 7, 8, 11)

Conducted By James Morgan
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Fair Albion: Visions of England

Fair Albion: Visions of England
ID: SIGCD178
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Chamber Ensemble

In recent years, Patrick Hawes has emerged as one of the country’s most popular and inspirational composers. Born in Lincolnhire, he studied music as an organ scholar at Durham University, and soon went on to make an impact in the world of choral music. April 2009 saw the release of Patrick’s latest album Song of Songs which was made CD of the week on Classic FM.
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Beethoven - Lieder und Gesänge

Beethoven - Lieder und Gesänge
ID: SIGCD145
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

The second in a two part set of Beethoven's Lieder und Gesänge, with the luminous collaboration between the tenor, John Mark Ainsley and his accompanist Iain Burnside. Beethoven himself was not a keen song writer, yet despite this almost half of his total works call for a voice. This disc includes some of the best of those compositions.

John Mark Ainsley is accomplished as both a concert and operatic vocalist, performing at some of the most well renowned venues in the world. As well as having great experience and success as a live artist he also benefits from an extensive discography which covers repertoire from Bach to Stravinsky.

Iain Burnside enjoys a unique reputation as pianist and broadcaster and is most recognised for his collaborations with leading international singers. This will be Iain's seventh disc with Signum Classics.
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Dont talk - just listen! - The Clerks

Dont talk - just listen! - The Clerks
ID: SIGCD174
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Choir

This album presents a selection of works commissioned by The Clerks over the last decade, and is their first devoted entirely to contemporary music. The impulse behind each commission was different, as was the context in which they were first performed; so necessarily this is an eclectic anthology. The works were designed to suit the forces of the group and their ranges and timbres, but more than that, they each represent a fascinating and innocative engagement with the compositional techniques, genres and motivations of late Medieval and Renaissance music - the repertoire on which The Clerks have cut their teeth.
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Bach Motets - VOCES8 - The Senesino Players

Bach Motets - VOCES8 - The Senesino Players
ID: SIGCD213
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Choir

Voces8 return to disc with this new recording of J.S.Bach’s Motets, BWV 225-230. Joined by the Senesino players, this young group prove their versatility and skill in performing some of Bach’s most challenging and engaging compositions.
This disc follows their a cappella debut disc with Signum earlier this year, Aces High (SIGCD187) themed around some stunning jazz arrangements and songs from the James Bond films: “The slickest of the lot … two parts King’s Singers, three parts Swingle Singers, a dash of Bobby McFerrin and California sunshine … fans of a cappella ought to hear this, not just for the singing but the production values and Jim Clements's audacious arrangements” Andrew McGregor, CD Review, BBC Radio 3
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An Irish Songbook - Ailish Tynan, soprano / Iain Burnside, piano

An Irish Songbook - Ailish Tynan, soprano / Iain Burnside, piano
ID: SIGCD239
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

TIain Burnside and Ailish Tynan return to Signum with their second disc of Irish Songs and arrangements - this time from a range of different 20th Century composers.

Although all of the sung texts stem from Irelands rich heritage of literature (including poems from W.B. Yeats, Thomas Moore and James Joyce), the composers featured here have a more transatlantic feel, with works by John Cage and Samuel Barber programmed alongside others by Benjamin Britten and Herbert Hughes.

This disc continues Burnside’s series of recital discs with Signum - in particular his 2007 disc with Ailish Tynan of Irish songs by Herbert Hughes, A Purse of Gold (SIGCD106):

“The word 'arrangement' as Burnside suggests, doesn't do justice to the inventive piano writing and pacing of so many of these pieces ... Soprano Ailish Tynan's feeling for the musical idiom and, above all, the poetry of her countrymen, matched by Burnside's delightfully poetic pianism, prove irresistible. Highly recommended" - 5 Stars
Classic FM Magazine
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Carlos Kleiber in Light Music - Offenbach, O. Nicolai, Johann Strauss Jr., Josef Strauss

Carlos Kleiber in Light Music  - Offenbach, O. Nicolai, Johann Strauss Jr., Josef Strauss
ID: GM4.0051
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection

CD 1 - Deutsche Oper am Rhein Orchestra, 1 December , 1962 ; live in Düsseldorf
CD 2 - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, 1 January , 1992 ; live in Vienna
CD , mono recordings , released in 2001
* incorrectly labeled Zürich Stadttheater Orchestra , Zürich 1966


CD 1, Track 1 - Nanette , Housmädchen der Robin : Eva Kasper
Madame Robin :Gabrielle Treskow
Monsieur Robin : Karl Diekmann
Soldat : Alfons Holte
Advokat :Kurt Gester

CD 1, Track 2 - Pierre : Alfons Holte
Denise : Eva Kasper
Fanchette : Ditha Sommer
Catherine : Erika Wien
Nachtw6auml;chter : Alfons Holte
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