Finzi – Rebecca Evans • Michael George • Toby Spence • Nicholas Daniel • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra • Vernon Handley - Dies Natalis • Farewell To Arms • Let Us Garlands Bring • Interlude For Oboe & Strings album FLAC
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Album · 2008 · 12 Songs. Dies natalis, Op. 8: II. Rhapsody.
Finzi – Rebecca Evans, Michael George (3), Toby Spence, Nicholas Daniel, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley - Dies Natalis, Farewell To Arms, Let Us Garlands Bring, Interlude For Oboe & Strings (CD, EDR). Vendi questa versione.
Rebecca Evans (soprano), Michael George (bass), Toby Spence (tenor), Nicholas Daniel (oboe) Bournemouth SO/Vernon Handley. Rebecca Evans’s performance, therefore, has particular significance for the Finzi discography; she proves an ardent and tender soloist. Handley’s tempi are more lingering than Marriner’s, while the recording of Ian Bostridge is rather close, though his voice remains beautiful in tone. Michael George and the Bournemouth SO are excellent in the Shakespeare cycle Let us Garlands Bring. The most ambitious of these, ‘Fear no more the heat o’ the sun’, was a favourite of Vaughan Williams; it is a wonderfully subtle song, from which the lighter final numbers form an ideal release
Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18: Fear no more the heat o' the sun. Michael George, bass. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Vernon Handley, conductor. 8. Rebecca Evans, soprano.
Dies natalis, Op. Your browser does not support the audio element. 8: III. The Rapture. 8: IV. Wonder. 8: V. The Salutation.
Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Catherine Wyn-Rogers/Michael George/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir/Ian Tracey/Huddersfield Choral Society/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Brian Kay/Stephen Disley/Vernon Handley/Malcolm Stewart – Elgar The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38, Pt. 2 Praise to the Holiest (Angelicals). Felicity Lott, Lisa Milne, Rosa Mannion, Yvonne Kenny, Ann Murray, Diana Montague, Della Jones, Catherine Wyn Rogers, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, John Mark Ainsley, Toby Spence, Timothy Robinson, Stephen Roberts, Christopher Maltman, Michael George, Robert Lloyd, Duncan Riddell, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Roger Norrington – Serenade To Music.
Vernon Handley and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra give the work their all and then some. Indeed, one wouldn't be surprised to learn that some players spent sleepless nights for a long time afterwards. The dedication and conviction of their playing passes over to compulsion and one hopes for their sanity. Not that one has that worry for Handley 's sanity. Serious and staid, Handley stays the course through the rocks and whirlpools of Arnold 's music, bringing it at last to the final far shore where a cool sun sets in boughs of distant mountains. You can almost feel it in the.
Gerald Finzi created for himself a life rooted in the English countryside. His family had settled in London probably during Mozart's lifetime. Finzi himself studied privately with Ernest Farrar, Edward Bairstow and R. O. Morris until his mid-20s. A slow, self-critical worker, he wrote much of his music over a spread of years. On his marriage to his artist wife Joy, Finzi moved to the country, in time building a fine house at Ashmansworth on the Hampshire Downs. There he collected his large library, his rare apple trees, his wide circle of friends. The war forced him to work in London, but in 1940 he started the Newbury String Players, with whom he came to give notable first performances and revivals of English 18th-century composers, among them Stanley, Boyce and Mudge.
Quintessentially Finzi, the tender yet radiant Dies natalis, a setting of texts by the 17th-century poet Thomas Traherne, depicts both the first sensations of a child as it enters the world, and life’s tarnishing experience of the innocence o. .In Farewell to Arms, a further example of Finzi’s enthusiasm for 17th-century poets, the steady but inevitable tramp of time, symbolized by the measured bass and the tenor’s sad, arching melody, becomes a poignant symbol for the brevity of life as expressed in lines such as ‘O time too swift, O swiftness never ceasing’.
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|Dies Natalis: Cantata For High Voice And Strings Op. 8
Lyrics By [Poetry By] – Thomas TraherneSoprano Vocals – Rebecca Evans
|1||Intrada – Andante Con Moto||5:39|
|2||Rhapsody (Recitativo Stromentato) – Andante Con Moto||7:08|
|3||The Rapture (Danza) – Allegro Vivace E Giocoso||3:49|
|4||Wonder (Arioso) – Andante||5:04|
|5||The Salutation (Aria) – Tempo Comodo||4:32|
|6||When I Set Out For Lyonnesse: – Tempo De Marcia
Lyrics By [Poetry By] – Thomas HardyTenor Vocals – Toby Spence
|7||Interlude For Oboe And Strings Op. 21 – Andante - A Tempo, Un Poco Piu Animato
Oboe – Nicholas Daniel
|Farewell To Arms Op. 9
Tenor Vocals – Toby Spence
|8||Introduction – Andante Quasi Recitativo
Lyrics By [Poetry By] – Ralph Knevet
|9||Aria – Tempo Comodo
Lyrics By [Poetry By] – George Peele
|Two Sonnets Op. 12
Lyrics By [Poetry By] – John Milton Soprano Vocals – Rebecca Evans
|10||When I Consider How My Life Is Spent – Slow||5:34|
|11||How Soon Hath Time – Slow||3:40|
|Let Us Garlands Bring Op. 18
Bass Vocals – Michael George Lyrics By [Poetry By] – William Shakespeare
|12||Come Away, Death – Lugubre||3:47|
|13||Who Is Silvia? – Allegro||1:35|
|14||Fear No More The Heat O' The Sun – Grave||5:01|
|15||O Mistress Mine – Allegretto Amabile||2:01|
|16||It Was A Lover And His Lass – Allegretto Con Moto||2:53|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Conifer Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Conifer Records Ltd.
- Distributed By – BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd.
- Recorded At – Wessex Hall, The Lighthouse, Poole
- Pressed By – Sonopress – S-6745
- Art Direction, Design – Alex Hilger
- Composed By – Gerald Finzi
- Conductor – Vernon Handley
- Edited By [Digital Editing] – Emma Stocker, Marian Freeman
- Engineer [Assistant] – Andrew Hallifax
- Engineer [Balance] – Tryggvi Tryggvason
- Executive-Producer – Simon Foster
- Liner Notes – Andrew Burn
- Liner Notes [Translated into French] – Elisabeth Rhodes
- Liner Notes [Translated into German] – Helga Ratcliff
- Orchestra – Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
- Other [Typesetting] – Mike Yarrow
- Photography By [Cover Photography] – Fleur Olby
- Producer [Recording] – Andrew Keener, Oliver Rivers
NotesTotal Playing Time 74:58
Recorded on 15-16 June 1996 in The Wessex Hall, Poole Arts Centre, Dorset.
℗ 1997 Conifer Records Limited
© 1997 Conifer Records Limited
Made in the EU.
Recorded with the financial assistance of the Finzi Trust.
EDR - Extended Dynamic Range
This recording was made using 20-bit analogue-to0digitl converters; 20-bit resolution was maintained throughout the editing process, and the 16-bit CD master was then prepared using a noise-shaping algorighm to achieve an effective performance on CD of approximately 19 bits. 20-bit recording and editing utilize the maximum potential of the present 16-bit format of the compact disc, while providing a means by which today's recordings can be preserved for posterity with a degree of accuracy not yet equaled by present 16-bit CDs.
CD is packaged in a jewel case (with a white disc holder) and includes a 32 page booklet, notes in English, French, and German; includes song texts.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 56055 12852 6
- Label Code: LC 5303
- SPARS Code: DDD
- Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS S-6745/5605512852 B
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L021
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 6Y03
- Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA