The Songs of Roger Quilter | Nimbus NI5930

The Songs of Roger Quilter

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Label: Nimbus

Cat No: NI5930

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 5th May 2015

Contents

Works

Quilter, Roger

April love
Daisies after rain
Fairy Lullaby
Music
Shakespeare Songs (2), op.32
» no.1 Orpheus with his lute
Shakespeare Songs (4), op.30
» no.3 How should I your true love know?
Songs (3), op.15
» no.1 Cuckoo song
Songs (4), op.14
Songs (6), op.18
» no.5 Through the Sunny Garden (September Song no.1)
» no.6 The Valley and the Hill (September Song no.2)
Songs (6), op.25
» no.1 Song of the stream
» no.2 The Fuschia Tree
» no.3 An old carol
» no.4 Arab Love Song
» no.5 Music, when soft voices die
Songs of Sorrow (4), op.10
Songs of William Blake (3), op.20
Tis Saint Valentine's Day
Where the Rainbow Ends
» Slumber Song
Wind from the south

Artists

Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano)
Adrian Farmer (piano)

Works

Quilter, Roger

April love
Daisies after rain
Fairy Lullaby
Music
Shakespeare Songs (2), op.32
» no.1 Orpheus with his lute
Shakespeare Songs (4), op.30
» no.3 How should I your true love know?
Songs (3), op.15
» no.1 Cuckoo song
Songs (4), op.14
Songs (6), op.18
» no.5 Through the Sunny Garden (September Song no.1)
» no.6 The Valley and the Hill (September Song no.2)
Songs (6), op.25
» no.1 Song of the stream
» no.2 The Fuschia Tree
» no.3 An old carol
» no.4 Arab Love Song
» no.5 Music, when soft voices die
Songs of Sorrow (4), op.10
Songs of William Blake (3), op.20
Tis Saint Valentine's Day
Where the Rainbow Ends
» Slumber Song
Wind from the south

Artists

Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano)
Adrian Farmer (piano)

About

Few composers especially song composers can claim to have written works that have remained in print since they were first published more than a hundred years ago. Roger Quilter is one such, though the number of his songs still in print is regrettably small. He wrote about 140 songs and arrangements.

Quilter studied piano at the Frankfurt Conservatory, where his fellow students included Cyril Scott, Balfour Gardiner and Percy Grainger. They were known as the Frankfurt Group, though they had little in common beyond a dislike of Beethoven.

Quilter took the drawing-room song into another world: the sound and style is warm, tonal though often highly chromatic with an almost iridescent quality, a generous-sounding late-flowering Romantic colour, and highly sensitive to the text. Quilter worked in great detail on a song, refining it meticulously, and the resultant ease of sound belies the work that went into it.

These songs are immensely rewarding to sing and play, and exploration reveals more and more of the skill that went into them, and their sheer musical depths.

The selection ranges from songs from 1907, to one published the year before he died, with most from his middle years, when he was at his most vibrant.

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