The music of Dowland and Britten is performed by tenor Mark Padmore. With Elizabeth Kenny, lute; and Craig Ogden, guitar.
World premiere recordings of Lauridsen's three Nocturnes. Also includes Mid-Winter Songs and Les chansons des roses. With the ensemble Polyphony and the Britten Sinfonia.
This disc also contains the Dies Natalis by Gerald Finzi. With Stephen Bell, horn; and the Britten Sinfonia. SACD.
With Philip Langridge, Ann Murray, Frank Lloyd, the Northern Sinfonia and the English Chamber Orchestra.
With a composer's note. Nocturne No. 1 was commissioned by the At Lunch series by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall. It is dedicated to James MacMillan. It was premiered in London, October 2010 by Britten Sinfonia. Nocturne No. 2 was composed for the 70th birthday of Amelia Freedman. It was…
Contents: Nocturnal after John Dowland, op. 70 / Britten -- Five Bagatelles / Walton -- Five Impromptus / Bennett -- All in Twilight / Takemitsu -- Muir Woods / Takemitsu.
Hernandez plays nocturnes by Field, Chopin, Liszt, Borodin, Satie, Faure, Scriabin, Britten, and others.
Contents: De Falla: Homenaje pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy -- Schwanter: From Afar…Fantasy for Guitar -- Ponce: Variations and Fugue on La Folia d’España -- Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70 -- Theodorakis: Three Epitafios.
Contents: Britten: Come you not from Newcastle? -- Britten: Nocturne -- Britten: The Nurse's Song -- Clarke: Down by the Salley Gardens -- Finzi: Come away, come away, death -- Finzi: Oh fair to see -- Gurney: Sleep -- Head: A Piper -- Purcell/Britten: I attempt from love's sickness to fly --…
…-- Love went a-riding (Bridge) -- Money, O! (Head) -- My Life's Delight (Quilter) -- Nocturne (Britten) -- Oh fair to see (Finzi) -- Poet's Song (Copland) -- Rain (Floyd) -- Sephestia's Lullaby (Britten) -- Sleep (Gurney) -- Spring (Argento) -- Spring Sorrow (Ireland) -- Spring is like a perhaps…
Includes : Les Illuminations, Serenade, Nocturne, Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal. Half-page Black & white photo of Britten & Peter Pears by Fred Plaut. General Preface by Malcolm McDonald. Note from publisher. Instrumentation and words to each selection.