Swann - Songs - 2CDs


 

£9.60

CDA68172
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46 songs by Donald Swann (1923-1994), best known for his humorous collaboration with Michael Flanders, performed by Christopher Glynn (piano) accompanying the first-class British soloists Roderick Williams (baritone), Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Kathryn Rudge (mezzo) & John Mark Ainsley (tenor). Hyperion, 2017. 2CDs for the price of 1. 4-star review, BBC Music Magazine, Nov 2017.

A Collection of Songs (Betjemen poems): Licorice fields at Pontefract, The; Margate 1940; Senex; Subaltern's love song, A (Miss J Hunter Dunn) - Roderick Williams

Five colourisations of Emily Dickinson: Farewell; I died for Beauty; I felt a Funeral, in my Brain; Dying; I had no time to Hate - Dame Felicity Lott

Two sonnets by Edna St Vincent Millay: And must I then, indeed, Pain, live with you; Thou famished grave, I will not fill thee yet - Roderick Williams

Stopping by woods - Kathryn Rudge

Two poems by Thomas Hardy: Thoughts of Phena; Before life and after - John Mark Ainsley

Four lyrics from In memoriam (Tennyson): Be near me when my light is low - Roderick Williams; Oh yet we trust that somehow good - John Mark Ainsley; Wish, The - Roderick Williams; There rolls the deep - John Mark Ainsley

Two poems by Christina Rossetti: When I am dead, my dearest; A Better resurrection - Dame Felicity Lott

Dark rose of my heart - John Mark Ainsley

An Invite to eternity (Wilt thou go with me, sweet maid?) - Roderick Williams

Harlot’s house, The [Two poems by Oscar Wilde: no.1] - John Mark Ainsley

Six songs to poems by William Blake: Garden of Love, The; Ah! Sun-flower!; Sick Rose, The; Angel, The; Fly, The; Proverb (He who binds to himself a joy) - Roderick Williams

Ya vas lyubil (I loved you once) - John Mark Ainsley

She is all harmony, all wonder - John Mark Ainsley

Some people's dreams - Kathryn Rudge

Marguerite - Kathryn Rudge

O my love’s like a red, red rose - John Mark Ainsley

It was a lover and his lass - Kathryn Rudge

See, dearest, how the rose - Kathryn Rudge

Arcades (O’er the smooth enamelled green) - John Mark Ainsley

We'll go no more a-roving - John Mark Ainsley

Longing (Beneath the spreading wings of evening) - Kathryn Rudge

Oh, why are the roses so pale? - Kathryn Rudge

Old songs of lost love - Kathryn Rudge

In the mist - Kathryn Rudge

Raiders' dawn - John Mark Ainsley

Youth of the heart, The - Roderick Williams

He wishes for the cloths of heaven - Dame Felicity Lott

Bilbo’s last song (Day is ended, dim my eyes) [Road goes ever on, The: no.9] - Roderick Williams & Dame Felicity Lott