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Barber: Dover Beach, Etc /Allen, Vignoles, Endellion Quartet


Release Date: 02/14/1995 
Label:  Virgin Classics Special Import Catalog #: 45033   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel Barber
Performer:  Andrew WatkinsonRalph De SouzaDavid WatermanGarfield Jackson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Endellion String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[The Endellion's] reading of the Op. 11 Quartet—best known as the original source of Barber's celebrated Adagio for strings—has points of advantage over even such fine readings as the Emerson . . . and the Lindsay Quartet's . . . . The Endellion find more mystery and even more variety of expression than those fine rivals, and unlike the Lindsay keep the Adagio flowing, making it genuine quartet music, not a reflection of the much-played string version. . . . [Thomas Allen's] account of Dover Beach not only conveys more mystery and a keener feeling for atmosphere than the one with Thomas Hampson and the Emerson Quartet, it points the contrasts of mood more clearly, and builds to a thrilling climax on the poet's expression of love. . . . If Read more Vignoles cannot quite match the velvety persuasiveness of Browning's spontaneous-sounding accompaniments, Allen compensates with singing even more consistently purposeful and varied in expression than Hampson's and no less beautiful in tone. In their different ways both are revelatory. . . . With splendid sound and an excellent balance, both open and clear, this is an outstanding disc to recommend to anyone wanting to investigate beyond the celebrated Adagio." -- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings in B minor, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Andrew Watkinson (Violin), Ralph De Souza (Violin), David Waterman (Cello),
Garfield Jackson (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Endellion String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1990 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Halls, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2. Dover Beach, Op. 3 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  David Waterman (Cello), Garfield Jackson (Viola), Ralph De Souza (Violin),
Andrew Watkinson (Violin), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Endellion String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/1990 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Halls, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. Serenade for Strings, Op. 1 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Garfield Jackson (Viola), David Waterman (Cello), Ralph De Souza (Violin),
Andrew Watkinson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Endellion String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/1990 
Venue:  Blackheath Concert Halls, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4. Despite and Still, Op. 41: no 4, Solitary Hotel by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Songs (3), Op. 2: no 1, The Daisies by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Songs (3), Op. 2: no 2, With Rue my Heart is Laden by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Songs (3), Op. 2: no 3, Bessie Bobtail by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. Songs (3), Op. 10: no 1, Rain has Fallen by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. Songs (3), Op. 10: no 2, Sleep Now by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. Songs (3), Op. 10: no 3, I Hear an Army by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
11. Four Songs, Op. 13: 1. Nocturne by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1937-1940 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
12. Songs (4), Op. 13: no 3, Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Songs (3), Op. 45: no 1, Now have I Fed and Eaten up by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
14. Songs (3), Op. 45: no 2, A Green Lowland of Pianos by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
15. Songs (3), Op. 45: no 3, O Boundless, Boundless Evening by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  St. George Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 

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