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Songs For Tenor & Guitar / Langridge, Marchionda

Langridge,Philip
Release Date: 05/24/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10305   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenJohn DowlandNicholas Maw
Performer:  Philip LangridgeStephen Marchionda
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following hot on the heels of his extraordinary performance as Aschenbach in Chandos' 'Death in Venice', Philip Langridge brings his rare musical and dramatic abilities to these songs by three British composers. He is joined on this disc by multi-award-winning American guitarist Stephen Marchionda. In the early 1990s, Marchionda received lessons from Julian Bream, who described him as a 'strong spirited performer'. Philip Langridge and Stephen Marchionda will be appearing at Wigmore Hall in the 5th November as part of Nicholas Maw's 70th birthday celebration and at the Frick Collection, New York City on the 27th of November 2005. Other concerts during this time include dates in Vermont, Los Angeles, Minnesota and Toronto. Following hot on the heels of his extraordinary performance as Aschenbach in Chandos' 'Death in Venice', Philip Langridge brings his rare musical and dramatic abilities to these songs by three British composers. He is joined on this disc by multi-award-winning American guitarist Stephen Marchionda. In the early 1990s, Marchionda received lessons from Julian Bream, who described him as a 'strong spirited performer'. Philip Langridge and Stephen Marchionda will be appearing at Wigmore Hall in the 5th November as part of Nicholas Maw's 70th birthday celebration and at the Frick Collection, New York City on the 27th of November 2005. Other concerts during this time include dates in Vermont, Los Angeles, Minnesota and Toronto. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Philip Langridge (Tenor), Stephen Marchionda (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
2.
Third and Last Booke of Songes or Aires: no 15, Weep you no more, sad fountains by John Dowland
Performer:  Stephen Marchionda (Guitar), Philip Langridge (Tenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1603; England 
3.
Firste Booke of Songes: no 20, Come, heavy sleepe by John Dowland
Performer:  Stephen Marchionda (Guitar), Philip Langridge (Tenor)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
Venue:  The Wathen Hall, St Paul's School, Londo 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
4.
Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Stephen Marchionda (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
Venue:  The Wathen Hall, St Paul's School, Londo 
Length: 19 Minutes 38 Secs. 
5.
Six Interiors, for voice & guitar by Nicholas Maw
Performer:  Stephen Marchionda (Guitar), Philip Langridge (Tenor)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1966 
Venue:  The Wathen Hall, St Paul's School, Londo 
Length: 17 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
Music of Memory, for solo guitar by Nicholas Maw
Performer:  Stephen Marchionda (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1989 
Venue:  The Wathen Hall, St Paul's School, Londo 
Length: 21 Minutes 27 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Book of Songs, Book 1: Come, heavy sleep: The Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: Come, heavy sleep
Nocturnal after John Dowland: Reflections on Come, heavy sleep, Op. 70 (arr. for lute): Nocturnal after John Dowland: Reflections on Come, heavy sleep, Op. 70
6 Interiors: No. 1. To Life
6 Interiors: No. 2. Neutral Tones
6 Interiors: No. 3. At Tea
6 Interiors: No. 4. In Tenebris
6 Interiors: No. 5. I Look into My Glass
6 Interiors: No. 6. Inscriptions for a Peal of 8 Bells
Music of Memory
Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58: No. 1. The Big Chariot
Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58: No. 2. The Old Lute
Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58: No. 3. The Autumn Wind
Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58: No. 4. The Herd-Boy
Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58: No. 5. Depression
Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58: No. 6. Dance Song
Book of Songs, Book 3: Weep you no more, sad fountains: The Third and Last Booke of Songs or Aires: Weep you no more, sad fountains

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