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Elgar & Vaughn Williams: Sea Pictures / Lucas, Darnborough


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Claudio   Catalog #: 5258  
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarRalph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Claire-Louise LucasJonathan Darnborough
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release from Claudio Records features the Songs of Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Both Elgar and Vaughan Williams wrote songs throughout their creative lives, Elgar writing over 60 and Vaughan Williams over 90, including many fine works in each case. Despite their differences in musical style and choice of text - interestingly there is almost no overlap between the list of poets set by Elgar and those set by Vaughan Williams - they approach their texts with similar sensitivity and craftsmanship. As a result, their songs are beautifully molded to the natural speech rhythms and inflections of the poetry that they set, producing some of the most beautiful songs in the English repertoire. Soprano Claire-Louis Lucas is the Read more perfect artist for these interpretations. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sea Pictures, Op. 37 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Claire-Louise Lucas (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Darnborough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; England 
2.
In moonlight by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Claire-Louise Lucas (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Darnborough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; England 
3.
Pleading, Op. 48 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Claire-Louise Lucas (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Darnborough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1908; England 
4.
Song Cycle, Op. 59: no 3, Oh, Soft was the Song by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Claire-Louise Lucas (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Darnborough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; England 
5.
Songs (2), Op. 41: no 2, Speak, Music by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Claire-Louise Lucas (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Darnborough (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; England 
6.
Poems (4) by Fredegond Shove by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Claire-Louise Lucas (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Darnborough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1922; England 
7.
Last Songs (4) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Claire-Louise Lucas (Mezzo Soprano), Jonathan Darnborough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954-1958; England 

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