LORD BERNERS (1883-1950): Polka, Lieder Album - Three Songs in the German Manner, Le Poisson d’or, Dispute entre le papillon et le crapaud, 3 Chansons, 3 Petite Marches funèbres, 3 English Songs, Fragments psychologiques, Dialogue between Tom Filuter and his Man by Ned the Dog Stealer, March, The Expulsion from Paradise, 3 Songs, Valse, Red Roses and Red Noses, Come on Algernon.
Catalogue Number: 05X044
Format: CD reissue
Description: A tone of wit and humor is established in Lord Berners’ masterful settings of Heine in the Lieder Album, and his subtle touch with the French language is well represented in the 4 Chansons. The Fragments psychologiques is a piano cycle that is both virtuosic and expressive. From mock parlor-song parodies to a poem about a dejected goldfish, Lord Berners’ keen sense of observation and ironic view on life is here in abundance. Texts available online. Ian Partridge (tenor), Len Vorster (piano). Original 2000 Marco Polo release.