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A Victorian Parlour Evening

Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Griffin   Catalog #: 4009   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Louis SpohrMichael BalfeArthur SullivanTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Margaret LionGraham TitusMary KennardPatricia Sabin,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Re-creation of the entertainment of Dickens’ day - soprano, tenor, baritone, violin, piano each highlighting different favourites of the period. A hundred years ago parlour soirees were a popular form of entertainment. Groups of friends would gather at each other's homes to enjoy an evening of music, taking it in turns to perform. In this recreation of a typical Victorian parlour party the artists include a lady who sings soprano, and favours the lyrical while the tenor enjoys songs with spirit and character. The baritone has a talent for the current popular classics and the violinist lends an insinuating obligato to certain of the songs. A sparkling piano accompaniment is provided - and pianistic interludes enable the vocalists to Read more rest between their labours. Read less

Works on This Recording

Rondoletto for piano in G major, Op. 149 by Louis Spohr
Performer:  Margaret Lion (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1848 
Bohemian Girl: I dreamt I dwelt in marbled halls by Michael Balfe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Ireland 
Come into the garden, Maud by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Margaret Lion (Piano), Graham Titus (Baritone)
Patience: Prithee, pretty maiden by Arthur Sullivan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; England 
(The) Londonderry air by Traditional
Performer:  Margaret Lion (Piano), Mary Kennard (Violin)
Gondoliers: Take a pair of sparkling eyes by Arthur Sullivan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
Slumber Song by Carl Heins
Performer:  Patricia Sabin (Soprano), Margaret Lion (Piano), Mary Kennard (Violin)
(The) Arab's Farewell to his Steed by John Blockley
Performer:  Graham Titus (Baritone), Margaret Lion (Piano)
Let me dream again by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Patricia Sabin (Soprano), Margaret Lion (Piano)
Written: 1875 
Silver Threads among the Gold by Hart Pease Danks
Performer:  Graham Titus (Baritone), Patricia Sabin (Soprano), Margaret Lion (Piano)
Written: pub 1873 
Date of Recording: c1994 
Simple aveu, Op. 25 by Francis Thomé
Performer:  Margaret Lion (Piano), Mary Kennard (Violin)
Date of Recording: c1994 
(The) Man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo by Fred(erick) Gilbert
Performer:  Margaret Lion (Piano), Michael Goldthorpe (Tenor)
Written: 1891 
Warblings at Eve by (Henry) Brinley Richards
Performer:  Margaret Lion (Piano)
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms by Traditional
Performer:  Patricia Sabin (Soprano), Margaret Lion (Piano), Michael Goldthorpe (Tenor)
(A) Young girl's prayer by Francis Edward Bache
Performer:  Margaret Lion (Piano)
Comin' thro' the rye by Traditional
Performer:  Patricia Sabin (Soprano), Margaret Lion (Piano)
La mia canzone by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Margaret Lion (Piano), Michael Goldthorpe (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1902 
Date of Recording: c1994 
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Love's old sweet song by James Lynam Molloy
Performer:  Mary Kennard (Violin), Margaret Lion (Piano), Patricia Sabin (Soprano),
Graham Titus (Baritone)
Date of Recording: c1994 

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