ARTHUR SULLIVAN (1842-1900): Songs - 5 Shakepeare Songs, Love laid his sleepless head, Nel ciel seren, Where the bee sucks, I wish to tune my quivering lyre, Sweet Day, Arabian Love Song, Birds in the Night, A life that lives for you, Once again, Golden Days, Guinevere!, None but I can say, O Israel, St Agnes’ Eve, Edward Gray, What does little birdie say?, O swallow, swallow, Tears, idle tears, The Window, Bid me at last goodbye, E tu nol sai, Ich möchte hinaus es jauchzen, Lied mit Thränen halb-geschrieben, Oh! ma charmante, I would I were a King, Sad Memories, Ever, Mary Morison, Old Love Letters, County Guy, Sweethearts.

Catalogue Number: 04S041

Label: Chandos

Reference: CHAN 10935(2)

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: Covering the years from his first published work (1855) to his death, these vocal works fall into various categories: Shakespeare, songs to words by Lionel Lewin, a German-type song-cycle with Tennyson commissioned for the poetry, songs from the stage and a few miscellaneous items. Taken together, they’re a certain kind of snapshot of Victorian life but more stylistically varied than you might think when seeing Sullivan’s name on them. Texts included. 2 CDs for the price of 1. Mary Bevan (soprano), Ben Johnson (tenor), Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), David Owen Norris (piano).

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