Elgar - Sea Pictures; Vaughan Williams - Songs | Claudio Records CB52582

Elgar - Sea Pictures; Vaughan Williams - Songs


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Label: Claudio Records

Cat No: CB52582

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st September 2017



Claire-Louise Lucas (mezzo-soprano)
Jonathan Darnborough (piano)


Elgar, Edward

Canto Popolare 'In moonlight'
Pleading, op.48 no.1
Sea Pictures, op.37
Song Cycle, op.59
» no.3 Oh, soft was the song
Songs (2), op.41
» no.2 Speak, Music!

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Last Songs (4)
Poems (4) by Fredegond Shove


Claire-Louise Lucas (mezzo-soprano)
Jonathan Darnborough (piano)


Both Elgar and Vaughan Williams wrote songs throughout their creative lives, Elgar writing over 60 and Vaughan Williams over 90, including many fine works in each case. Despite their differences in musical style and choice of text  interestingly there is almost no overlap between the list of poets set by Elgar and those set by Vaughan Williams  they approach their texts with similar sensitivity and craftsmanship. As a result, their songs are beautifully moulded to the natural speech rhythms and inflections of the poetry that they set, producing some of the most beautiful songs in the English repertoire.

Recorded 25 April 2002

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