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Whither Must I Wander? - Songs By Vaughan Williams, Finzi & Quilter / Pike, Trub

Pike,David John / Trub,Isabelle
Release Date: 12/18/2012 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 314   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ralph Vaughan WilliamsGerald FinziRoger Quilter
Performer:  David John PikeIsabelle Trüb
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“A baritone with pithy, but warm, rounded, never hard intonation, a piano accompanist who follows suit perfectly, music full of temperament, plus a accompanying personal note from the singer...Most impressive perhaps are the fresh and lively interpretations that make one forget that this is a studio production.” - 16vor.de, 8th January 2013

“[Pike] has a powerful, generous and maliable [sic] voice, that he puts to use with rare sensitivity...Trüb shows great sensitivity and admirable flexibility in the colours of her piano accompaniment, never ceasing to explore all the psychological finesses.” Luxemburger Wort, 22nd December 2012

“With the congenial accompaniment of pianist Isabelle Trüb he achieves
Read more a degree of emotional penetration not necessarily obvious with this repertoire. Pike finds the right voice, the right tone, for every song. A further strength is the warmth of his pleasantly nutty, powerful voice, calm breath control, a beautiful legato and good mastery of the mezzovoce.” Pizzicato Magazine

Centered around Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel, this collection of English song brings together three now influential figures in the world of British music – Vaughan Williams, his contemporary (in age rather than compositional approach) Roger Quilter, and the younger Gerald Finzi (whose work Let us Garlands Bring was composed to mark Vaughan Williams' 70th birthday). The texts used are drawn from a variety of source: from traditional 'Dorset' songs, through settings of Shakespere, to the central song-cycle of poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Baritone David John Pike has a widely varied repertoire covering early music, oratorio, symphonic, opera and commissioned works. In his native Canada, in the UK and across Europe, he has worked with leading ensembles including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London Philharmonic and the Schweizerkammerchor under the direction of Christophers, Dutoit, Jurowski, Marriner, Mehta, Rattle and Zinman. He now has a growing reputation as an operatic and concert soloist. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs of travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  David John Pike (Baritone), Isabelle Trüb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901-1904; England 
2.
Mystical Songs (5) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  David John Pike (Baritone), Isabelle Trüb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
3.
Let us garlands bring, Op. 18 by Gerald Finzi
Performer:  David John Pike (Baritone), Isabelle Trüb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
Shakespeare Songs (3), Op. 6 by Roger Quilter
Performer:  David John Pike (Baritone), Isabelle Trüb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; England 
5.
Linden Lea by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  David John Pike (Baritone), Isabelle Trüb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; England 
6.
House of life: no 2, Silent Noon by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  David John Pike (Baritone), Isabelle Trüb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; England 
7.
Blackmwore by the Stour by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  David John Pike (Baritone), Isabelle Trüb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901 

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