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Hoddinott: Landscapes, Song Cycles & Folk Songs


Release Date: 12/09/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8571360   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alun Hoddinott
Performer:  Nicky SpenceAndrew Matthews-OwenClaire BoothJeremy Huw Williams,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alun Hoddinott dominated musical life in his native Wales for over half a century. One of the most versatile and gifted composers of his generation he excelled in all genres, from operas and symphonies to piano sonatas. This recording brings together all of his songs for high voice and piano, revealing the vivid atmosphere he was able to evoke in each setting. It includes his Six Welsh Folksongs and his last vocal work, Towy Landscape, for soprano, baritone and piano duet, Hoddinott’s epilogue to a lifetime of writing for the voice. Alun Hoddinott dominated musical life in his native Wales for over half a century. One of the most versatile and gifted composers of his generation he excelled in all genres, from operas and symphonies to piano sonatas. This recording brings together all of his songs for high voice and piano, revealing the vivid atmosphere he was able to evoke in each setting. It includes his Six Welsh Folksongs and his last vocal work, Towy Landscape, for soprano, baritone and piano duet, Hoddinott’s epilogue to a lifetime of writing for the voice. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs from Glamorgan (2), for tenor & piano by Alun Hoddinott
Performer:  Nicky Spence (), Andrew Matthews-Owen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1990 
Date of Recording: 02/18/2010 
Venue:  Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cob 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2.
The Silver Hound, for tenor & piano, Op. 121 by Alun Hoddinott
Performer:  Nicky Spence (), Andrew Matthews-Owen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1985 
Date of Recording: 10/29/2009 
Venue:  Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cob 
Length: 10 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3.
One Must Always Have Love, for soprano & piano, Op. 152/3 by Alun Hoddinott
Performer:  Claire Booth (), Andrew Matthews-Owen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1994 
Date of Recording: 10/14/2009 
Venue:  Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cob 
Length: 7 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
Towy Landscape, for soprano, baritone & 2 pianos, Op. 190 by Alun Hoddinott
Performer:  Claire Booth (), Jeremy Huw Williams (), Michael Pollock (Piano),
Andrew Matthews-Owen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2006 
Date of Recording: 10/14/2009 
Venue:  Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cob 
Length: 10 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5.
Landscapes: Ynys Môn, for high voice & piano, Op. 87 by Alun Hoddinott
Performer:  Andrew Matthews-Owen (Piano), Nicky Spence ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1975 
Date of Recording: 10/29/2009 
Venue:  Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cob 
Length: 13 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6.
Welsh Folksongs (6), for high voice & piano by Alun Hoddinott
Performer:  Nicky Spence (), Andrew Matthews-Owen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1982 
Date of Recording: 10/29/2009 
Venue:  Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cob 
Length: 11 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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