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On Wenlock Edge

Andrew Kennedy

On Wenlock Edge

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212011225
Catnr: SIGCD 112
Release date: 01 February 2008
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212011225
Catalogue number
SIGCD 112
Release date
01 February 2008
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Artist(s)
Composer(s)
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About the album

Liederencycli van drie grootse Engelse componisten
Dit album bevat liederencycli van drie grootse Engelse componisten op gedichten van Alfred Edward Housman, reikend van het einde van de 19e eeuw tot aan vandaag de dag, op prachtige wijze uitgevoerd door tenor Andrew Kenndy, pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips en het Dante Quartet.

Centraal op het album staat On Wenlock Edge, het grootse en innovatieve werk van Ralph Vaughan Williams, dat zijn première beleefde in 1909. Het is gecomponeerd voor tenor, piano en strijkkwartet, een combinatie waarmee Engelse componisten tot dan toe nog weinig hadden gewerkt. Het is een uitgebreid werk, dat in zijn emotionele breedte een organische, haast symfonische kwaliteit heeft.

De liedcyclus Ludlow and Teme van Ivor Gurney bevat geen narratief of muzikale connecties. De liederen zijn toch met elkaar verbonden door hun genegenheid voor het Engelse platteland en liefde voor het boerenleven.

In tegenstelling tot de cycli van Vaughan Williams en Gurney bevat Songs of Eternity and Sorrow van Ian Venables toonzettingen van minder bekende gedichten van Housman. De componist vroeg nam de vraag waarom ze nog niet van muziek voorzien waren als uitgangspunt voor zijn cyclus. De gedichten bleken van mindere kwaliteit, toonden een gebrek aan muzikaliteit of behandelden te controversiële onderwerpen.

Artist(s)

Andrew Kennedy (tenor)

Andrew Kennedy studied at King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music in London. He was a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where he performed many solo principal roles. Andrew has won numerous prizes and awards including the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Rosenblatt Recital Prize. He is a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award winner and won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artists’ Award in 2006. He was also a member of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme. Operatic roles include Tamino The Magic Flute (English National Opera); Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Opera Covent Garden); Jaquino Fidelio (Glyndebourne Festival) and Ferrando Così fan tutte (Glyndebourne Touring Opera);...
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Andrew Kennedy studied at King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music in London. He was a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where he performed many solo principal roles. Andrew has won numerous prizes and awards including the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Rosenblatt Recital Prize. He is a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award winner and won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artists’ Award in 2006. He was also a member of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme. Operatic roles include Tamino The Magic Flute (English National Opera); Flute A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Opera Covent Garden); Jaquino Fidelio (Glyndebourne Festival) and Ferrando Così fan tutte (Glyndebourne Touring Opera); Nemorino L’elisir d’amore (Opera North) and Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress (La Scala). Concert engagements include Jaquino Fidelio, Francesco Benvenuto Cellini and Mozart Requiem for the LSO/Sir Colin Davis (all recorded for the LSO Live CD label) and Novice Billy Budd (LSO/Harding, recorded on EMI/Virgin Classics). Equally passionate about song repertoire, Andrew gives numerous recitals in Europe and the UK and appears regularly with the pianists Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles Iain Burnside and Malcolm Martineau. Andrew’s fast growing discography includes four solo albums (‘Strauss Songs’ with Roger Vignoles for Hyperion; ‘On Wenlock Edge’ with the Dante Quartet/Simon Crawford Philips for Signum Classics; ‘The Dark Pastoral’ with Julius Drake and Simon Russell Beale for Altara Classics and ‘The Curlew’ with Simon Lepper for Landor Records) and two shared recital discs (‘On Buying A Horse’ and a recording of Liszt songs both with Iain Burnside for Signum Classics). Andrew has recently released his first orchestral album of Gluck, Berlioz and Mozart arias for Signum Classics
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Composer(s)

Ian Venables

Ian Venables studied composition with Richard Arnell at Trinity College of Music, London and later with John Joubert, Andrew Downes and John Mayer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. His works encompass many genres and he has added significantly to the canon of English art song. Described as ‘Britain’s greatest living composer of art song’ (Musical Opinion) and ‘a song composer as fine as Finzi and Gurney’ (BBC Music Magazine), Ian Venables has written over 80 works in this genre, including nine song-cycles.
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Ian Venables studied composition with Richard Arnell at Trinity College of Music, London and later with John Joubert, Andrew Downes and John Mayer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. His works encompass many genres and he has added significantly to the canon of English art song. Described as ‘Britain’s greatest living composer of art song’ (Musical Opinion) and ‘a song composer as fine as Finzi and Gurney’ (BBC Music Magazine), Ian Venables has written over 80 works in this genre, including nine song-cycles.

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01.
On Wenlock Edge
03:40
(Vaughan Williams) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
02.
On Wenlock Edge -: From far, from eve and morning
02:11
(Vaughan Williams) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
03.
On Wenlock Edge -: Is my team ploughing
03:39
(Vaughan Williams) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
04.
On Wenlock Edge -: Oh, when I was in love with you
00:44
(Vaughan Williams) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
05.
On Wenlock Edge -: Bredon Hill
07:19
(Vaughan Williams) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
06.
On Wenlock Edge -: Clun
03:28
(Vaughan Williams) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
07.
Ludlow & Teme -: When smoke stood up from Ludlow
03:27
(Ivor Gurney) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
08.
Ludlow & Teme -: Fair in a western brookland
05:08
(Ivor Gurney) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
09.
Ludlow & Teme -: 'Tis time, I think, by Wenlock town
01:20
(Ivor Gurney) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
10.
Ludlow & Teme -: Ludlow Fair
02:14
(Ivor Gurney) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
11.
Ludlow & Teme -: On the idle hill of summer
03:05
(Ivor Gurney) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
12.
Ludlow & Teme -: When I was one and twenty
01:21
(Ivor Gurney) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
13.
Ludlow & Teme -: The Lent Lily
03:30
(Ivor Gurney) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
14.
Songs of Eternity and Sorrow Op.36 -: Easter Hymn
06:38
(Ian Venables) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
15.
Songs of Eternity and Sorrow Op.36 -: When green buds hang in the elm like dust
03:00
(Ian Venables) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
16.
Songs of Eternity and Sorrow Op.36 -: Oh who is that young sinner?
02:33
(Ian Venables) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
17.
Songs of Eternity and Sorrow Op.36 -: Because I liked you better
04:25
(Ian Venables) Andrew Kennedy, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet
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