Songs of Norman Peterkin / Rothschild, Farmer

Release Date: 5/5/2017
Label: Lyrita
Catalog Number: SRCD362
Composer: Norman Peterkin
Number of Discs: 1

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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
"In December 1982 my old friend Norman Peterkin passed away in his sleep at the age of almost 96 in a Guildford hospital. for so many years he had seemed immortal that I could scarcely believe the news. At first the grief was personal, but later I realized that he had been making a significant contribution to many different aspects of British music for over sixty years and so the loss was thus more widespread. Latterly he had been known in two roles: as a 'grandad' figure for the Music Department of Oxford University Press and as the composer of the song, 'I heard a piper piping'. He had outlived most of the contemporaries who might have remembered other facets of his life, e.g. his contributions to musical life in far flung parts of the old Empire, and his work in the 1920s with the composers' circle in Liverpool. To begin with his own compositions were written in a style similar to that of Grieg, but he was open to all the contemporary influences in music and literature - to Debussy and Delius and to Yeats and Maeterlinck. Another significant influence was the music of Cyril Scott, whose First Piano Sonata of 1909 made a great impression on the young Peterkin and was to remain a favorite with him. History will give Norman Peterkin an unusual position in the hierarchy of twentieth century British music and musicians. For some of his songs he will be known as a subtle, imaginative composer of considerable distinction. As a publisher he will always be associated with Hubert Foss, but as one who was known as a poet in music and a musician in publishing he will have a niche all his own." (Alastair Chisholm)
Works on This Recording
1. My Fidil is Singing by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
2. The Song of Fionula by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Adrian Farmer (Piano), Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
3. Poems (5) from the Japanese by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
4. All Suddenly the Wind Comes Soft by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
5. Pierrette in Memory by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
6. O Men from the Fields by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
7. The Garden of Bamboos by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
8. Advice to Girls by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
9. Never More, Sailor by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Adrian Farmer (Piano), Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
10. Little Red Hen by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
11. A Little Wind Came Blowing by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Adrian Farmer (Piano), Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
12. Sleep, White Love by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
13. The Chaste Wife's Reply by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
14. Hours of Idleness by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
15. I Wish and I Wish by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
16. The Song of the Secret by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Adrian Farmer (Piano), Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
17. The Fiddler by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
18. If I Be Living in Éirinn by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Adrian Farmer (Piano), Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
19. Dubbuldideery by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
20. Song of the Water Maiden by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
21. So, We'll Go No More A-Roving by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
22. I Heard A Piper Piping by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
23. Rune of the Burden of the Tide by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
24. The Bees' Song by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano), Adrian Farmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
25. The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Adrian Farmer (Piano), Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
26. Beata Solitudo by Norman Peterkin
Performer: Adrian Farmer (Piano), Charlotte de Rothschild (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
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