+The House of Life;Linden Lea;4 Poems by Fredegond Shove

  • Künstler: Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside
  • Label: Naxos, DDD, 2004
  • Bestellnummer: 2365868
  • Erscheinungstermin: 26.9.2005
  1. 1 Songs of Travel: The Vagabond Start
  2. 2 Songs of Travel: Let Beauty awake Start
  3. 3 Songs of Travel: The Roadside Fire Start
  4. 4 Songs of Travel: Youth and Love Start
  5. 5 Songs of Travel: In Dreams Start
  6. 6 Songs of Travel: The Infinite Shining Heavens Start
  7. 7 Songs of Travel: Whither must I wander? Start
  8. 8 Songs of Travel: Bright is the ring of words Start
  9. 9 Songs of Travel: I have trod the upward and the downward slope Start
  10. 10 The House of Life: Love-sight Start
  11. 11 The House of Life: Silent Noon Start
  12. 12 The House of Life: Love#s Minstrels Start
  13. 13 The House of Life: Heart#s Haven Start
  14. 14 The House of Life: Death in Love Start
  15. 15 The House of Life: Love#s Last Gift Start
  16. 16 Linden Lea Start
  17. 17 4 Poems by Fredegond Shove: Motion and Stillness Start
  18. 18 4 Poems by Fredegond Shove: Four Nights Start
  19. 19 4 Poems by Fredegond Shove: The New Ghost Start
  20. 20 4 Poems by Fredegond Shove: The Water Mill Start


Although Vaughan Williams is best known as a symphonist and for large-scale choral works, the essence of his music can also be found in his songs, which demonstrate a peerless sensitivity to the beauty of the English language. Songs of Travel, composed in 1904 at a time when the composer's personal voice was emerging, have been described as a "kind of English Winterreise". Together with The House of Life, settings of six sonnets by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, they are the first to mark a significant advance from the Edwardian parlour song towards true English art song. Volume 3 of the Naxos English Song Series (8.557114) features Vaughan Williams' famous Housman settings On Wenlock Edge."

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