DONALD SWANN (1923-1994): A collection of songs, 5 colourisations of Emily Dickinson, 2 sonnets by Edna St Vincent Millay, Stopping by woods, 2 poems by Thomas Hardy, 4 lyrics from In memoriam, 2 poems by Christina Rosetti, Dark rose of my heart, An invite to eternity, The harlot’s house, 6 songs to poems by William Blake, Ya vas lyubil, She is all harmony, all wonder, Some people’s dreams, Marguerite, A red, red rose, It was a lover, and his lass, See, dearest, how the rose, Arcades, We’ll go no more a-roving, Longing, Oh, why are the roses so pale?, Old songs of lost love, In the mist, Raiders’ dawn, The youth of the heart, He wishes for the cloths of heaven, Bilbo’s last song.
Catalogue Number: 08T054
Reference: CDA 68172
Description: Known primarily as half of the Flanders and Swann duo which wrote and performed comic songs, Donald was also a composer of songs in what he called his “Lieder style” and these are celebrated here in this 46-song collection. “...a continually fascinating and diverse selection of 46 songs (from over 600) which recitalists and Lieder lovers will lap up, for there are many buried treasures here.’ - Gramophone July 2017. 2 CDs for the price of 1. Texts included. Felicity Lott (soprano), Kathryn Rudge (mezzo), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano).