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Britten: Winter Words ()

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American tenor Nicholas Phan's first solo recital features two of Britten's most important song cycles and a handful of his folk song settings. Winter Words, eight settings of Thomas Hardy, dates from 1954, just before The Turn of the Screw, and it includes some of the composer's most distinctive and immediately appealing songs. Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo was one of the first works Britten wrote for Peter Pears, and the 1940 cycle one of his most vocally demanding compositions, so demanding that the singer postponed its ...

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  1. Winter Words, song cycle for tenor & piano, Op. 52
  2. Come you not from Newcastle?, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
  3. Little Sir William, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. I)
  4. The Salley Gardens, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. I)
  5. Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
  6. The ash grove, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. I)
  7. The last rose of summer, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. IV)
  8. The plough boy, folksong for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. III)
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Britten: Winter Words
2011, Avie

UPC: 822252223828

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