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Shakespeare Songs ()

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composed by Anonymous, Benjamin Britten, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Francis Poulenc, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Gerald Finzi, Igor Stravinsky, Ivor Gurney, John Wilson, Michael Tippett, Peter Warlock, Robert Johnson, Roger Quilter, Thomas Morley, William Byrd

From the cover of this release, you might think that you're getting a release similar to many others involving songs setting texts by Shakespeare, and indeed you are in part. There's a star tenor, Ian Bostridge, and an accompanist who's also a moderate draw, Antonio Pappano, turning in his baton temporarily for a stint at the keyboard. There are familiar settings by English composers of the 20th century, including Gerald Finzi and Roger Quilter, and one of these, Finzi's gorgeous Let Us Garlands Bring, should be sampled: ...

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  1. Let Us Garlands Bring, song cycle for voice & piano (or string orchestra), Op. 18
  2. Callino Casturame, variations for keyboard, MB 35
  3. It was a lover and his lass, song for voice with lute & bass viol
  4. Take, O Take Those Lips Away
  5. Mistresse mine, well may you fare (O Mistress Mine), song for voice with lute & bass viol
  6. Where the Bee Sucks, for voice & lute
  7. Full Fathom Five, for voice & lute
  8. Gesang ("Was ist Sylvia,..."), song for voice & piano, ("An Sylvia"), D. 891 (Op. 106/4)
  9. She Never Told Her Love, song for voice & keyboard, H. 26a/34 (from English Canzonettas II)
  10. Shakespeare Songs (3) for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 6: I. Come away, death
  11. Under the greenwood tree, song for voice & piano (Elizabethan Songs No. 3)
  12. Pretty Ring Time, for voice & piano
  13. Sweet-and-Twenty, song for voice & piano
  14. Lieder (4) (from Shakespeare) for voice & piano, Op. 31: I. Desdemona's Song
  15. Songs of the Clown, for voice & piano, Op. 29: I. Come away, death
  16. Songs of the Clown, for voice & piano, Op. 29: II. Adieu, good man devil
  17. Fancy ("Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bred"), song for voice & piano, FP 174
  18. Fancie: Tell me where is fancy bred, for unison chorus & piano
  19. Songs for Ariel, for voice & piano (or harpsichord)
  20. Songs (3) from William Shakespeare, for voice, flute, clarinet & viola
  21. When that I was
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Shakespeare Songs
2016, Warner Classics

UPC: 190295944735


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