Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge (CD)

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Artist:
James Gilchrist, Anna Tilbrook, Fitzwilliam String Quartet, Michael Cox, Gareth Hulse

On Wenlock Edge combines the best interpreter of English song with some of the most important pieces from the 20th century repertory. Upon release the album stayed in the UK classical charts for six weeks in a row and was a Finalist at the 2008 Gramophone Awards. Vaughan Williams, a tour de force of English song, set A. E. Housman’s On Wenlock Edge following a visit with Ravel in Paris. The French influence can be clearly heard in the distinctive piano quintet accompaniment – an innovation in English song. This is the premiere recording of Gurney’s masterpiece Ludlow & Teme using the composer’s revised and corrected version which, after studying with Vaughan Williams, he declared to be his favourite: “the alterations are simple (and striking).” Peter Warlock’s The Curlew and Arthur Bliss’s Elegiac Sonnet, completes this beautiful collection. The Fitzwilliam String Quartet and pianist Anna Tilbrook display their substantial talents as accompanists providing flawless support and enhancing Gilchrist’s interpretation.

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Tracklisting:

Ralph Vaughan-Williams
1. On Wenlock Edge: I. On Wenlock Edge
2. On Wenlock Edge: II. From Far, from Eve and Morning
3. On Wenlock Edge: III. Is My Team Ploughing
4. On Wenlock Edge: IV. Oh, When I Was in Love with You
5. On Wenlock Edge: V. Bredon Hill
6. On Wenlock Edge: VI. Clun

Peter Warlock
7. The Curlew

Arthur Bliss
8. Elegiac Sonnet

Ivor Gurney
9. Ludlow and Teme: I. When Smoke Stood up From Ludlow
10. Ludlow and Teme: II. Far in a Western Brookland
11. Ludlow and Teme: III. ’Tis Time I Think
12. Ludlow and Teme: IV. Ludlow Fair
13. Ludlow and Teme: V. On the Idle Hill of Summer
14. Ludlow and Teme: VI. When I Was One and Twenty
15. Ludlow and Teme: VII. The Lent Lily

Ralph Vaughan-Williams
1. On Wenlock Edge: I. On Wenlock Edge
2. On Wenlock Edge: II. From Far, from Eve and Morning
3. On Wenlock Edge: III. Is My Team Ploughing
4. On Wenlock Edge: IV. Oh, When I Was in Love with You
5. On Wenlock Edge: V. Bredon Hill
6. On Wenlock Edge: VI. Clun

Peter Warlock
7. The Curlew

Arthur Bliss
8. Elegiac Sonnet

Ivor Gurney
9. Ludlow and Teme: I. When Smoke Stood up From Ludlow
10. Ludlow and Teme: II. Far in a Western Brookland
11. Ludlow and Teme: III. ’Tis Time I Think
12. Ludlow and Teme: IV. Ludlow Fair
13. Ludlow and Teme: V. On the Idle Hill of Summer
14. Ludlow and Teme: VI. When I Was One and Twenty
15. Ludlow and Teme: VII. The Lent Lily