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Songs to the Moon

£12.00

Described by The Telegraph as “the creme de la creme of young British-based musical talent”, and praised in BBC Music Magazine for their “irresistible combination of arresting programing and vocal flair assembled around pianist Joseph Middleton”, the newly formed Myrthen Ensemble brings together rising stars in the world of art-song and Lieder. This disc features performances by Mary Bevan, Clara Mouriz, Allan Clayton, Marcus Farnsworth and Joseph Middleton.

 

Joseph Middleton writes to introduce the recording:The moon has, since antiquity, inspired artists, musicians and wordsmiths. The programme on this disc looks to its many characteristics for inspiration. The songs are at turns consoling, sometimes seductive in serenades and occasionally paint the moon as a threatening force through its extinguishing of the suns rays. The moon’s silver beams cast their magic in music by Brahms and Schumann in the first of these CDs and in the second, inspire the exquisite treatment of Clair de lune by a selection of the finest French song composers. Short English nocturnal overtures begin each disc.”
 
 
SKU: SIGCD443

What people are saying

4* "This is a lovely disc, one of those in which the different items seem to set each other off."Planet Hugill, May 2016

"A particular attraction is the inclusion of less well-known duets and quartets, which add to the convival atmosphere."Financial Times, April 2016

"An absolute and total gem."Classical Nowhere, April 2016

"There is much to relish…and for those, like me, who love art-song as much as the Myrthen Ensemble do, you know even better is to come." Music Web International, August 2016

"The four voices blend beautifully in quartets."Gramophone, August 2016

Myrthen Ensemble

Mary Bevan • Clara Mouritz
Allan Clayton • Marcus Farnsworth
Joseph Middleton piano
 

Release date:30th Mar 2016
Order code:SIGCD443
Barcode: 635212044322

  1. The Night – Peter Warlock – 2.11
  2. Nachtens, Op. 112 No. 2 – Johannes Brahms – 1.45
  3. Vor der Tur, Op. 28 No. 2 – Johannes Brahms – 1.58
  4. Unbewegte laue Luft, Op. 57 No. 8 – Johannes Brahms – 4.07
  5. Der Gang zum Liebchen, Op. 31 No. 3 – Johannes Brahms – 3.15
  6. Walpurgisnacht, Op. 75 No. 4 – Johannes Brahms – 1.32
  7. Standchen, Op. 106 No. 1 – Johannes Brahms – 1.43
  8. Der Abend, Op. 64 No. 2 – Johannes Brahms – 3.51
  9. Vergebliches Standchen, Op. 84 No. 4 – Johannes Brahms – 1.43
  10. Unterm Fenster, Op. 34 No. 3 – Robert Schumann – 1.26
  11. Mondnacht, Op. 39 No. 5 – Robert Schumann – 4.07
  12. Zwei Venetianische Lieder, Op. 25 No. 17: Leis rudern hier – Robert Schumann – 1.58
  13. Zwei Venetianische Lieder, Op. 25 No. 18: Wenn durch die Piazzetta – Robert Schumann – 1.16
  14. Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7 – Robert Schumann – 1.49
  15. In der Nacht, Op. 74 No. 4 – Robert Schumann – 5.20
  16. Nocturne, Op. 13 No. 4 – Samuel Barber – 3.32
  17. Sun, Moon and Stars – Elizabeth Machonchy – 3.51
  18. Clair de lune, Op. 83 No. 1 – Joseph Szulc – 3.25
  19. Damunt de tu nomes les flors – Federico Mompou – 4.22
  20. Guitares et mandolines – Camille Saint-Saens – 1.49
  21. Apparition – Claude Debussy – 3.48
  22. La nuit, Op. 11 No. 1 – Ernest Chaussan – 2.47
  23. 7 Chansons grises, No. 5: L?heure exquise – Reynaldo Hahn – 2.51
  24. La fuite – Henri Duparc – 2.15
  25. Revons, c’est l’heure – Jules Massenet – 5.04
  26. Clair de lune, Op. 46 No. 2 – Gabriel Faure – 2.56
  27. Pleurs dlor, Op. 72 – Gabriel Faure – 2.47
  28. Tarentelle, Op. 10 No. 2 – Gabriel Faure – 2.17