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Nights Not Spent Alone / Whately, Lepper


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Champs Hill Records   Catalog #: 125  
Composer:  Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Kitty WhatelySimon Lepper
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In a co-production between Champs Hill Records and the BBC, Kitty Whately returns to the Music Room at Champs Hill to record her second disc with the label, accompanied by distinguished pianist Simon Lepper. Nights Not Spent Alone presents the complete works for mezzo-soprano by Jonathan Dove. It includes a song cycle of the same name dedicated to Whately - and of which she performed the world premiere at the Cheltenham Music Festival in 2015 - as well as other song cycles and the unaccompanied ''My Love Is Mine''. Kitty was also in the very well received of Dove's opera ''Flight'' at Holland Park in June 2015. Kitty Whately says ''A lot of these songs have never been recorded before, and aren't performed nearly as much as they should be. Read more They are so full of charm, wit and very immediate poignancy. I really hope that this album will introduce these songs to many who don't already know them, and encourage more singers to perform them.'' Kitty Whately trained at Chetham's School of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. She won both the Kathleen Ferrier Award and the 59th Royal Overseas League Award in 2011, and was a BBC New Generation Artists from 2013-15, during which time she recorded her debut solo album This Other Eden for Champs Hill Records. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
My Love is Mine by Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Kitty Whately (Mezzo Soprano), Simon Lepper (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1997; England 
2.
Five Am'rous Sighs, song cycle for voice & piano by Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Kitty Whately (Mezzo Soprano), Simon Lepper (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1997; England 
3.
All the Future Days by Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Kitty Whately (Mezzo Soprano), Simon Lepper (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2004; England 
4.
Cut My Shadow by Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Kitty Whately (Mezzo Soprano), Simon Lepper (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; England 
5.
Nights Not Spent Alone by Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Kitty Whately (Mezzo Soprano), Simon Lepper (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; England 
6.
All You Who Sleep Tonight by Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Kitty Whately (Mezzo Soprano), Simon Lepper (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1996; England 

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