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Anderson Choral music


colourful and intriguing


Artyomov
Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble


one of Berlioz greatest works


Rebecca Clarke Frank Bridge
High-octane performances


An attractive Debussy package


immaculate Baiba Skride


eloquent Cello Concerto


tension-filled work


well crafted and intense


Laangaard
another entertaining volume


reeking of cordite


Pappano with a strong cast


imaginatively constructed quartets


the air from another planet


vibrantly sung


NOT a budget performance


very attractive and interesting


finesse and stylistic assurance

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Review Listing - Vocal Works

Alister McAlpine's lament
Quink/Challenge: Oct12

Ballade de Jesus Christ
Williams/Albion: Sept09

Ten Blake Songs
Padmore/Harmonia Mundi: Nov13 Dec13
Partridge/EMI: Aug 03 Nov09 Nov10

Blackmore by the Stour
Williams/Albion: Sept09

Blackmore Maidens
Foulkes/Dunelm: Jun 02

Boy Johnny
Williams/Albion: Sept09

Ca' the yowes
Partridge/EMI: Jul08

Chanson de quete
Williams/Albion: Sept09

Claribel
Staples/Albion: Sept09

A clear midnight
Williams/Albion: Sept09

Come away death
Quink/Challenge: Oct12

Come love, Come Lord
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03

Crossing the bar
Albion: Feb17

To daffodils
Williams/Albion: Sept09

Dirge for Fidele
Albion: Feb17
Bowman/Signum: Sept08
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03

Dreamland
Williams/Albion: Sept09

Fain would I change that note
Quink/Challenge: Oct12

Heart's music
Quink/Challenge: Oct12

The House of Life
Kaasch/Globe: Jul 01
Rolfe-Johnson/EMI: Feb 02 Feb 03 Nov10
Varcoe/Chandos: Jul 99 Sep04
Williams/Naxos: Dec05 Jan06

How cold the wind doth blow
Albion: Feb17

Four hymns
Gilchrist/Chandos: Mar18 Jun18
Kennedy/Albion: Nov13
Partridge/EMI: Nov09 Nov10

I Got Me Flowers
Blaze/Griffin: Jul 03

If I were a queen
Fox/Albion: Sept09

It was a lover and lass
Albion: Feb17
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03

Joy, Shipmate, Joy
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03
Williams/Albion: Sept09

The Lamb
Partridge/EMI: Jul08

The last invocation
Albion: Feb17

Four Last Songs
Chambers/Deux Elles: Jul 01
Lucas/Claudio: Dec17

The Lawyer
Albion: Feb17
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03

Linden Lea
Adams: Oct 03
Albion: Feb17
Allen/Dal Segno: Sept10 Jan12
Baker/EMI: Jun 02 Aug 03 Jul08
Foulkes/Dunelm: Jun 02
Kenny/ABC: Nov04 May05
Gehrman/Nimbus: Mar11
Quink/Challenge: Oct12
Terfel/DG: Nov04 Dec04
Terfel/Decca: Sep06
Wicks/Griffin: Jul 03
Williams/Albion: Sept09
Williams/Naxos: Dec05 Jan06

Loch Lomond
Patridge/EMI: Jul08

Lord, come away!
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03

Love bade me welcome
Stone/Stone: Apr09 Nov10

Love is a sickness
Quink/Challenge: Oct12

The lovesong of the birds
Albion: Feb17

Merciless Beauty
Partridge/EMI: Nov09 Nov10
Young/Albion: Aug12

Five Mystical Songs
Baker/Regis: Dec06 (The Call)
Baker/Heritage: July15 (The Call)
Gehrman/Nimbus: Mar11 (The Call)
Muuse/Challenge: May12 (Easter, love bade)
Rendell/Lammas: Mar04 (The Call)
Roberts/EMI: Nov10
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03
Shirley-Quirk/EMI: Jul08 (The Call)

 

The new ghost
Rogers/Penchant: Feb10

Nocturne
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03
Williams/Albion: Sept09

On Wenlock Edge
Bostridge/EMI: Feb 99 Dec 03 Jul08
Bostridge/Warner: Mar14
Davislim/Melba: Dec11
Dowling/Herald: May10
Edgar-Wilson/Somm: May 00
Elwes/Music&Arts: Jan12
Griffett/Regis: Jan11
Padmore/Chandos: Sept08
Padmore/Harmonia Mundi: Nov13 Dec13 Mar14
Partridge/EMI: Nov09 Oct10 Nov10
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03
Tear/EMI: Feb 03 Nov10
Thompson/Hyperion: Feb 02 Jan05
Young/Albion: Aug12

Orpheus With His Lute
Cheevers: Jul 03
Gehrman/Nimbus: Mar11
Gilchrist/Chandos: Mar18 Jun18
Daniels//EMI: Jul08
Fox/Albion: Sept09
Lott/Black Box: Sep 01

Four Poems by Fredegond Shove
Chambers/Deux Elles: Jul 01
Lucas/Claudio: Dec17
Partridge/EMI: Nov09
Williams/Naxos: Dec05 Jan06

Rest
Quink/Challenge: Oct12

Ring out your bells
Quink/Challenge: Oct12

Rondel
Williams/Albion: Sept09

Three Rumpelstiltskin Songs
Albion: Feb17

Searching for lambs
Albion: Feb17
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03

Silence and music
Quink/Challenge: Oct12

Silent Noon
Allen/Dal Segno: Sept10 Jan12
Bostridge/EMI: Aug 03
Bostridge/EMI: Jul08
Chambers/Deux Elles: Jul 01
Ferrier/Guild: Dec 03 Jan04
Gilchrist/Chandos: Mar18 Jun18
Kenny/ABC: Nov04 May05
Rolfe-Johnson/EMI: Oct10
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03
Stone/Stone: Apr09 Nov10
Terfel/DG: Nov04 Dec04
Terfel/Decca: Sep06
Williams/Somm Nov17

The Sky Above The Roof
Bickley/Black Box: Jun 03
Edwards/ABC: Apr06
Gilchrist/Chandos: Mar18
Williams/Albion: Sept09

The splendour falls
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03
Williams/Albion: Sept09

Songs of Travel
Allen/EMI: Feb 03
Baker/Regis: Dec06 (Youth and love)
Baker/Heritage: July15 (Youth and love)
Booth-Jones/Magpie: May15 July
Gehrman/Nimbus: Mar11
Gilchrist/Chandos: Mar18 Jun18
Herincx/Dal Segno: Sept10 Jan12 (Vagabond)
Hopkins/Atma: Jan11
Hulett/Saphrane: Dec10
Muuse/Challenge: May12
Rolfe-Johnson/EMI: Feb 02 Feb 03 Nov10
Rolfe-Johnson/EMI: Jul08 (Vagabond)
Rutherford/BIS: Oct12
Tahu-Rhodes/ABC: Apr06
Tear/EMI: Nov10
Terfel/Decca: Sep06 (Vagabond)
Williams/Naxos: Dec05 Jan06
Williams/Somm Nov17 (Vagabond)
Wilson/MSR: Jul11
Wood/Albion: Nov13 (orch. Vagabond, Roadside, Bright)

In The Spring
Foulkes/Dunelm: Jun 02

Summum Bonum
Albion: Feb17

Tears idle tears
Williams/Albion: Sept09

Tired
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03

The unquiet grave
Quink/Challenge: Oct12

Three Vocalises for Soprano & Clarinet
Howarth/ASV: Nov 02

The water mill
Gehrman/Nimbus: Mar11
Rolfe-Johnson/Naxos: Feb 03

The Winter's Willow
Foulkes/Dunelm: Jun 02
Gilchrist/Chandos: Mar18
Williams/Albion: Sept09

 




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