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NA 7118

LEHMANN: Daisy Chain (The) / Bird Songs / Four Cautionary Tales (English Song, Vol. 8)

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2008


Artists:

Neal Davies

baritone

Catherine Wyn-Rogers

mezzo-soprano

Steuart Bedford

piano

Janice Watson

soprano

Toby Spence

tenor

Engineer:

Mike Hatch



Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Classical




Total Time - 74:37
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LIZA LEHMANN

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1 

Cherry Ripe

2:37
 Janice Watson soprano
     
 

The Daisy-Chain

 
2 Fairies 1:52
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Janice Watson soprano
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
3 Keepsake Mill 2:51
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Janice Watson soprano
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
4 If no one ever marries me 1:36
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Janice Watson soprano
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
5 Stars 3:21
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Janice Watson soprano
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
6 The Swing 1:14
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Janice Watson soprano
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
7 Mustard and Cress 1:45
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Janice Watson soprano
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
     
 

Bird Songs

 
8 The Woodpigeon 2:13
 Janice Watson soprano
9 The Starling 2:01
 Janice Watson soprano
10 The Yellowhammer 1:24
 Janice Watson soprano
11 The Wren 2:26
 Janice Watson soprano
12 The Owl 1:05
 Janice Watson soprano
     
13 

Magdalen at Michael's Gate

3:34
 Janice Watson soprano
     
14 

Evensong

2:35
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
     
15 

Endymion

7:15
 Janice Watson soprano
     
16 

Music when soft voices die

2:25
 Neal Davies baritone
     
17 

To a Little Red Spider

2:47
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
     
18 

Dusk in the Valley

2:39
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
     
19 

The Lily of a Day

2:30
 Janice Watson soprano
     
20 

When I am Dead, My Dearest

2:30
 Janice Watson soprano
     
 

4 Cautionary Tales and a Moral

 
21 Rebecca 2:32
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
22 Jim 4:23
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
23 Matilda 3:37
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
24 Henry King 3:15
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
25 Charles Augustus Fortescue 3:06
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
     
26 

My true friend hath my hat

1:43
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
     
 

Nonsense Songs

 
27 Mockturtle soup 3:36
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Janice Watson soprano
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
28 Will you walk a little faster? 1:45
 Neal Davies baritone
 Toby Spence tenor
 Janice Watson soprano
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
     
 Steuart Bedford piano


 Although the British composer Liza Lehmann had begun her career as a singer – she appeared in concerts and recitals, performing in oratorio and in various London concert series as well as overseas – damage to her vocal cords forced her to concentrate on composition, in which she had had an interest since early childhood, and on accompaniment. This collection from her extensive song output includes poems from Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses, once familiar in every nursery, her delightful mock-serious settings of Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales and two Nonsense Songs from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Although the songs are short and light-hearted, they exhibit considerably more than just period charm. Liza Lehmann’s second son, Lesley, was the father of the conductor Steuart Bedford, who accompanies the songs here, as his grandmother once did, and of the composer David Bedford.

       Artistic Quality 9              Sound Quality 10

 
"If you enjoy vocal music and you appreciate very good songs well sung, this excellent recital offers 75 entertaining minutes and includes several songs that deserve a far wider reputation... What’s more, the singing, shared by four vocalists, is top-notch. Especially notable for their personable style and dead-on technique...All of their collaborations in the humorous songs are expertly and engagingly done...recorded to perfection in the famed acoustics of London’s Rosslyn Hill Chapel...it’s a gem."
 
David Vernier - ClassicsToday.com - April 2004
 



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