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A Painted Tale / Nicholas Phan


Release Date: 02/17/2015 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2325   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas MorleyHenry PurcellAnonymousJohn Blow,   ... 
Performer:  Michael LeopoldNicholas PhanAnn-Marie Morgan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



As shown by this programme of Dowland, Purcell and others, Nicholas Phan is a wonderfully communicative tenor: a fine follow-up to his two Britten recitals.

– Gramophone [4/2015]

For his third Avie album, tenor Nicholas Phan turns to a group of Renaissance and Baroque English composers who greatly influenced Benjamin Britten, the muse of his acclaimed recordings Still Falls the Rain (AVR 2258) and Winter Words (AVR 2238), his solo debut recording that topped the Best Classical Recordings lists of NPR, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.


As shown by this programme of Dowland, Purcell and others, Nicholas Phan is a wonderfully communicative tenor: a fine follow-up to his two Britten recitals.

– Gramophone [4/2015]

For his third Avie album, tenor Nicholas Phan turns to a group of Renaissance and Baroque English composers who greatly influenced Benjamin Britten, the muse of his acclaimed recordings Still Falls the Rain (AVR 2258) and Winter Words (AVR 2238), his solo debut recording that topped the Best Classical Recordings lists of NPR, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.
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Works on This Recording

1.
A Painted Tale by Thomas Morley
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
2.
O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1687; England 
3.
Have you seen but a white lily grow by Anonymous
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
4.
Fairest work of happy nature by John Blow
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
5.
It is not that I love you less "The Self-banish'd" by John Blow
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
6.
Fire, fire by Nicholas Lanier
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
7.
O turn not those fine eyes away by John Blow
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
8.
Sweeter than roses, Z 585 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: By 1696; England 
9.
She loves and she confesses too, Z 413 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
10.
No more shall meads be deck'd with flowers by Nicholas Lanier
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
11.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 3, My thoughts are wingde with hopes by John Dowland
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
12.
Of all the torments by John Blow
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
13.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 5, Can she excuse my wrongs? by John Dowland
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
14.
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z 400 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
15.
So, so leave off by Alfonso Ferrabosco
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
16.
In darkness let mee dwell by John Dowland
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1610; England 
17.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 6, Now, o now, I needs must part by John Dowland
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
18.
Firste Booke of Songes: no 20, Come, heavy sleepe by John Dowland
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
19.
Stay, silly heart by Nicholas Lanier
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
20.
Evening Hymn by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Michael Leopold (Theorbo), Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Ann-Marie Morgan (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 AN EPIC DISC March 28, 2015 By Bernard A J. (Kansas City, MO) See All My Reviews "Nicholas Phan is an American tenor who is fairly new to the scene. I heard excerpts from this disc and was as bowled over by it as I was by his first disc of Britten music which I already have. I ordered this new one without having read a review of any kind, and I was not surprised when I received the digital copy of Gramophone for the April issue that it is one of their recordings of the month. Phan is a lyric tenor in the mold of Mark Padmore, and it would be difficult to say which one is the best. Phan is indeed much younger than Padmore so he should have a wonderful career ahead of him. Hopefully we will hear him in Schubert's cycles, more Britten and the Bach passions for sure. (He has already sung the St John Passion in Chicago.) This disc is one that you will want to put on, listen to the beauty of voice and the lute and viola da gamba accompaniment and just get lost in the music of a story of love and loss. The music of Purcell, Blow and Dowland (plus others) also leads to the eclectic theme of the disc. I heartily recommend this disc." Report Abuse
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