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Still Falls The Rain / Nicholas Phan

Britten / Phan / Huang
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2258  
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Myra HuangNicholas PhanAlan CummingSivan Magen,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nicholas Phan follows up last year’s successful solo debut with Still Falls the Rain, focusing on works inspired by Britten’s key collaborators including Dennis Brain, Osian Ellis, and poet Edith Sitwell. The rarely recorded “The Heart of the Matter” includes a narration of Sitwell’s poems by Scottish actor Alan Cumming. Nicholas Phan follows up last year’s successful solo debut with Still Falls the Rain, focusing on works inspired by Britten’s key collaborators including Dennis Brain, Osian Ellis, and poet Edith Sitwell. The rarely recorded “The Heart of the Matter” includes a narration of Sitwell’s poems by Scottish actor Alan Cumming. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Heart of the matter by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Myra Huang (Piano), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Alan Cumming (Narrator)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; England 
2.
Folksong Arrangement(s) by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Myra Huang (Piano), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Sivan Magen (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Canticle IV, Op. 86 "The Journey of the Magi" by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Myra Huang (Piano), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Jennifer Montone (French Horn)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; England 
4.
Canticle III, Op. 55 "Still Falls the Rain" by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Myra Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
5.
A Birthday Hansel, Op. 92 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Myra Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; England 

Sound Samples

The Heart of the Matter: Prologue- Fanfare: Where are the Seeds of the Universal Fire
The Heart of the Matter: Reading: The Earth of My Heart Was Broken and Aped Low...
The Heart of the Matter: Fanfare
The Heart of the Matter: Reading: In the Hour When the Sapphire of the Bone...
The Heart of the Matter: Song: We are the Darkness in the Heat of the Day
The Heart of the Matter: Reading: In Such a Heat of the Earth
The Heart of the Matter: Canticle III- Still Falls the Rain, op. 55
The Heart of the Matter: Reading: I See Christ's Wounds Weep in the Rose on the Wall
The Heart of the Matter: Epilogue- Fanfare: So, Out of the Dark...
A Birthday Hansel, Op. 92
Canticle V- The Death of Saint Narcussus, Op. 89
Folksong Arrangements for Voice and Harp: Lord! I Married Me a Wife
Folksong Arrangements for Voice and Harp: She's Like the Swallow
Folksong Arrangements for Voice and Harp: Lemady
Folksong Arrangements for Voice and Harp: Bonny at Morn
Folksong Arrangements for Voice and Harp: Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
Folksong Arrangements for Voice and Harp: Dafydd y Garreg Wen
Folksong Arrangements for Voice and Harp: The False Knight Upon the Road
Folksong Arrangements for Voice and Harp: Bird Scarer's Song
Folksong Arrangements for Voice and Piano: Greensleeves
Folksong Arrangements for Voice and Piano: The Holly and the Ivy
I Wonder as I Wander (Bonus Track)

Customer Reviews

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 Welcome addition to this celebration year September 4, 2013 By Lynn R. (Columbia, SC) See All My Reviews "This is a thoughtful and articulate look at Britten's work. It lives up to the glowing review in the N. Y. Times. I am so glad I ordered it." Report Abuse
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