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Jonathan Dove: All You Who Sleep Tonight - Song Cycles

Dove / Booth / Bardon / Spence
Release Date: 08/12/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 573080   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Claire BoothNicky SpenceAndrew Matthews-OwenPatricia Bardon
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Jonathan Dove is one of Britain’s most resourceful and versatile contemporary composers, whose affinity for vocal setting is especially striking. From the operatic canvas of his acclaimed Flight to his song cycles, his acutely perceptive approach to texts is unmistakable. Out of Winter, written in collaboration with Dove, is the late Sir Robert Tear’s poetic response to Thomas Hardy’s Winter Words. Cut My Shadow is a powerful and harrowing setting of three Lorca texts notable for a sense of constant unease and longing for a homeland. All You Who Sleep Tonight, to poems by Vikram Seth, is elegant, moving, and witty whilst Ariel explores Shakespeare’s elusive character from
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Works on This Recording

1.
Ariel by Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Claire Booth (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998 
2.
Out of Winter by Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Nicky Spence (Tenor), Andrew Matthews-Owen (Piano)
3.
Cut My Shadow by Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Andrew Matthews-Owen (Piano), Patricia Bardon (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; England 
4.
All You Who Sleep Tonight by Jonathan Dove
Performer:  Andrew Matthews-Owen (Piano), Patricia Bardon (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1996; England 

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