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Gurney: Songs


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Described by his teacher, Stanford, as \the one who most fulfilled the accepted ideas of genius", the poet and composer Ivor Gurney composed more than 300 songs despite suffering from bipolar disorder and tuberculosis.

The Five Elizabethan Songs show the young composer's astonishing limpid fluency, while Tears and Sleep rank among his most exquisite creations. Comedy, heavenly rapture, tender urgency and lovelorn longing all touch the music of this 'lover and maker of beauty', whose songs find ideal interpreters in Susan Bickley and Iain Burnside.

"Susan Bickley's sensitivity and vocal allure confirming her among the finest mezzos of her generation" Classical Source"
Facts
Item number 8572151
Barcode 747313215171
Release date 27/07/2009
Category
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Disc: 1
Lights Out: No. 4. Lights Out
1 On the Downs
2 Ha'nacker Mill
3 The Bonny Earl of Murray
4 The Cherry Trees
5 By a Bierside
6 No. 1. Orpheus with his lute
7 No. 2. Tears
8 No. 3. Under the greenwood tree
9 No. 4. Sleep
10 No. 5. Spring
11 7 Sappho Songs: The Apple Orchard
12 All night under the moon
13 The Latmian Shepherd
14 I will go with my father a-ploughing
15 Last Hours
16 Cathleen ni Houlihan
17 A cradle song
18 The Fiddler of Dooney
19 Snow
20 The Singer
21 Nine of the clock
22 Epitaph in old mode
23 The Ship
24 The Scribe
25 Fain would I change that note
26 An Epitaph
27 When Death to either shall come
28 Thou didst delight my eyes
29 The boat is chafing
30 Lights Out: No. 4. Lights Out
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