Category: Classical Song

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Beethoven Songs
Ian Partridge, tenor, Richard Burnett, fortepiano

Re-released after a long break, this album shows the renowned tenor, Ian Partridge, at his most mellifluous. The album features Beethoven's only song cycle, An die ferne geliebte, and a selection of his best loved songs including Adelaide, An die Hoffnung and Ich liebe dich. Richard Burnett accompanies on a beautiful Viennese fortepiano of the period.
Schubert - Wintereisse
Ian Partridge, tenor, Richard Burnett, fortepiano

These press comments from both sides of the Atlantic confirm that this authentic performance of Schubert's masterpiece by Ian Partridge (tenor) and Richard Burnett (Fortepiano by Conrad Graf of Vienna) makes this recording a definitive edition.
Philippe de Vitry & the Ars Nova
The Orlando Consort

The Orlando Consort specialise in early vocal techniques & perform here 14th century music that is full of rhythmic, melodic & harmonic delights.
Now What Is Love?
Glenda Simpson, mezzo-soprano, Barry Mason, lute, Baroque guitar & chitarrone

The Field of Cloth of Gold
Musica Antiqua of London

Musica Antiqua of London perform instrumental and vocal music from the time of Henry VIII and its equivalents in France as might have been heard at the historic meeting at "The Field of Cloth of Gold" in 1520 of the English king and François I of France.
John Dowland's Lachrimae or Seaven Teares
The Rose Consort of Viols

The Rose Consort of Viols with Caroline Trevor (alto) perform the Lachrimae pavans interwoven with seven of Dowland's saddest songs - very dark and beautiful.
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The Musical Life Of Samuel Pepys

A real slice of history in which Richard Wistreich reads extracts from the Diary relating to Pepys' musical experiences and sings some of Pepys' favourite songs including: Arise, arise, ye subterranean winds, Lucifero, Beauty retire, Cloris Yielding, Hero's Complaint, Inconstancy return'd, Down to the very centre of the earth.
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North Indian Vocal Music
Ustad Hafeez Ahmed Khan, Neela Bhagwat

The true music of India is the human voice and the oldest classical North Indian vocal style is that of Khyal. A lighter form is the more folk based Thumri. Ustad Hafeez Ahmed Khan here sings two full Khyals and Neela Bhagwat two beautiful Thumris and a short Khyal. This recording is one of the few available that extensively feature the ancient and evocative Khyal school and is therefore an important release.
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Pleasures and Treasures

The Music Includes world music, traditional British music, early classical music on original instruments, novelty numbers, jazz, music hall, musical boxes, guitar quartets, saxophone quartet, brass group, viol consorts, choral music and chant, handbells and church bells, poetry and readings - from mediaeval times to the present day. This double album forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases and is drawn from recordings made over the years from mono open reel recording to high quality stereo digital.