Vaughan Williams: Ten Blake Songs; On Wenlock Edge; Dove: The End; Warlock: The Curlew - Britten Sinfonia; Huw Watkins (piano); Mark Padmore (tenor); Nicholas Daniel (horn); Nicholas Daniel (oboe);...
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  1. On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra)
  2. Blake Songs (10) for voice & oboe
  3. The End, for voice, flute, English horn & string quartet
  4. The Curlew, song cycle for voice & small orchestra
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This is a very fine recital of some unusual British songs. The two song cycles by Ralph Vaughan Williams recorded here by tenor Mark Padmore might be called good Vaughan Williams choices for people who don't like Vaughan Williams. They are both unusually scored, and compared with the composer's usual mode of expression they qualify as austere. Especially impressive are the Ten Blake Songs, accompanied only by a single oboe, or in three cases by nothing at all. There are many settings of Blake's Songs of Innocence and ...

Vaughan Williams: Ten Blake Songs; On Wenlock Edge; Dove: The End; Warlock: The Curlew 2013, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 093046756666

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