The Complete Delius Songbook, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
As demonstrated by this first volume of the complete songs of Frederick Delius, as well as a previous album of the complete songs of George Butterworth, and English Love: Songs of Passion, Pain & Pleasure, baritone Mark Stone and pianist Stephen Barlow appear to have embarked on a quest to record the overlooked songs of British composers from the late 19th and early 20th century; this project has considerable artistic merit, if not obvious commercial advantages. On this album, the songs Delius composed on texts by Shakespeare, Tennyson, Shelley, Henley, and others, as well as English translations of Norwegian poetry by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Henrik Ibsen, are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
As demonstrated by this first volume of the complete songs of Frederick Delius, as well as a previous album of the complete songs of George Butterworth, and English Love: Songs of Passion, Pain & Pleasure, baritone Mark Stone and pianist Stephen Barlow appear to have embarked on a quest to record the overlooked songs of British composers from the late 19th and early 20th century; this project has considerable artistic merit, if not obvious commercial advantages. On this album, the songs Delius composed on texts by Shakespeare, Tennyson, Shelley, Henley, and others, as well as English translations of Norwegian poetry by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Henrik Ibsen, are largely cast in a late-Romantic style, typical of sentimental parlor music of the fin de siècle. The music is delivered with assurance and sincerity by Stone, whose strong voice is effectively supported by Barlow's subtle accompaniment. Yet these are not first-rate art songs, and despite the interest fans of Delius might have for them, they are not typical of his mature impressionism. Instead, his harmonies and lyrical melodies are quite similar to the style of his friend and mentor, Edvard Grieg, who encouraged him early in his career. Admirers of gentle and soothing vocal music will find this CD attractive, and they may well explore Stone's other recordings on his own label for similar fare.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Stone Records
  • EAN: 5060192780062
  • Catalog Number: 80062
  • Sales rank: 259,925

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–7 Songs (7) from the Norwegian, for voice & piano, RT v/9 - Frederick Delius & Peter Pears (22:09)
  2. 8–11 Old English Lyrics, songs (4) for voice & piano, RT v/30 - Frederick Delius & William Shakespeare (9:09)
  3. 9 Over the Mountains High, song for voice & piano, RT v/2 - Frederick Delius & Stephen Barlow (3:53)
  4. 10 Hochgebirgsleben, song for voice & piano, RT v/6 - Frederick Delius & Stephen Barlow (3:18)
  5. 11 Songs of Sunset, for mezzo-soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra, RT ii/5: They are not long, the weeping and the laughter - Frederick Delius & Ernest Dowson (2:43)
  6. 12 Songs (2) for Children, for chorus & piano, RT v/29: 1. Little birdie - Frederick Delius & Alfred Lord Tennyson (1:43)
  7. 13 The nightingale has a lyre of gold, song for voice & piano (or orchestra), RT v/25 - Frederick Delius & William Ernest Henley (1:53)
  8. 14 I-Brasîl, song for voice & piano, RT v/28 - Frederick Delius & Fiona MacLeod (3:48)
  9. 15 Skogen gir susende langsam besked, song for voice & piano, RT v/10 - Frederick Delius & Stephen Barlow (1:57)
  10. 16 Jeh havde en nyskaaren Seljefløjte, song for voice & piano, RT v/14 - Frederick Delius & Lionel Carley (2:04)
  11. 20–22 English Songs (3), for voice & piano, RT v/12 - Frederick Delius & Percy Bysshe Shelley (8:42)
  12. 23–27 Songs (5) from the Norwegian, for voice & piano, RT v/5 - Frederick Delius & Stephen Barlow (17:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Stone Primary Artist
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