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Oh Fair To See (songs by Gerald Finzi)

James Gilchrist

Oh Fair To See (songs by Gerald Finzi)

CKD 253 (Linn Records)
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1
I say “I’ll seek her side”

I say “I’ll seek her side”

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
2:53 Play $1.70
2
Oh fair to see

Oh fair to see

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
1:49 Play $1.70
3
As I lay in the early sun

As I lay in the early sun

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
1:53 Play $1.70
4
Only the wanderer

Only the wanderer

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
2:01 Play $1.70
5
To Joy

To Joy

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
3:26 Play $1.70
6
Harvest

Harvest

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
4:26 Play $1.70
7
Since we loved

Since we loved

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
1:26 Play $1.70
8
Let me enjoy the earth

Let me enjoy the earth

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
2:28 Play $1.70
9
In years defaced

In years defaced

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
3:29 Play $1.70
10
The Market-Girl

The Market-Girl

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
1:45 Play $1.70
11
I look into my glass

I look into my glass

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
1:52 Play $1.70
12
It never looks like summer here

It never looks like summer here

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
1:16 Play $1.70
13
At a lunar eclipse

At a lunar eclipse

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
3:58 Play $1.70
14
Life laughs onwards

Life laughs onwards

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
2:08 Play $1.70
15
A Young Man’s Exhortation

A Young Man’s Exhortation

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
3:13 Play $1.70
16
Ditty

Ditty

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
3:40 Play $1.70
17
Budmouth Dears

Budmouth Dears

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
1:42 Play $1.70
18
Her Temple

Her Temple

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
2:10 Play $1.70
19
The Comet at Yell’ham

The Comet at Yell’ham

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
3:05 Play $1.70
20
Shortening Days

Shortening Days

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
2:34 Play $1.70
21
The Sigh

The Sigh

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
3:13 Play $1.70
22
Former Beauties

Former Beauties

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
2:53 Play $1.70
23
Transformations

Transformations

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
1:33 Play $1.70
24
The Dance Continued

The Dance Continued

Composer Gerald Finzi
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
3:51 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 63 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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A beautiful selection of Finzi song cycles with text by Thomas Hardy and other notable English poets.
Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Anna Tilbrook

Anna Tilbrook

The distinguished pianist and accompanist, Anna Tilbrook, has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including Sir Willard White, Lucy Crowe and James Gilchrist. "Anna Tilbrook is excellent" (Gramophone) 
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James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist

English tenor James Gilchrist is a sought-after recitalist whose voice has been described as pure and sensitive with an even and beautiful tone.
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'James Gilchrist is superb throughout, with every note of fast passaggi perfectly placed and a remarkable ability to sustain a legato line.' BBC Music Magazine

'Gilchrist could hardly have done it more gloriously - much lighter, freer than most English singers…. He has a light lyric voice, and sounds glorious… Gilchrist's voice is perfectly formed, and apart from being sweet, it expresses a real person. He revealed an impressive range and depth of expression. I loved the way he shaped his tone, too, as if it were a ribbon floating in the air…' The Independent

Renowned tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Anna Tilbrook perform a  beautiful selection of Finzi song cycles.

Most of the poems set on this recording are by Thomas Hardy. He is a poet with whom Gerald Finzi (1901-56) is inextricably linked - nearly half of Finzi's 160 song settings are of Hardy. English poetry was probably Finzi's deepest interest - he read poetry because he loved it (ie not just to find words to set a song to). Finzi would gather songs into collections which meant that Oh Fair to See and Till Earth Outwears were gathered together and posthumously assigned opus numbers.

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Klassik.com
4 Stars
'Eine spannende Repertoireerweiterung...'
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This is Oxford
A rare combination of vocal beauty and the intelligence
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Scotland on Sunday
A welcome edition to the English song genre
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Sunday Herald
These are fine performances and a valuable insight into the art of Finzi.
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Northumberland Journal
CD of the Week
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Gramophone
Another singer and pianist fully in tune with the spirit of these elusive songs.
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Outstanding for performance and sound - a Benchmark Recording
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What's on in London
CD of the Week
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International Record Review
An effective and reflective recording of Finzi
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Daily Telegraph
His clear, easily produced voice is a pleasure in itself.
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ClassicalSource.com
A CD of innumerable treasures, one essential for any lover of English song - or of song in general.
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MusicWeb-International.com
Gilchrist's voice is in superb form here
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The Independent
4 Stars
Gilchrist savours his words
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
Pure and penetrating
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The Evening Standard
I have no doubt he would have been a fine doctor, but I'm glad Gilchrist made the career choice he did.
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MusicalPointers.co.uk
A superb and lovely disc
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MusicalPointers.co.uk
'A completely satisfying' live performance
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18 January 2018 to 21 January 2018
Europe
TBC, Galway Southern Ireland Europe
Taking part in the Galway festival

19 January 2018 to 21 January 2018
Europe
Town Hall Theatre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland Europe
Music for Galway

25 January 2018 to 25 January 2018
England
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 6TP England United Kingdom
Lunchtime recital with Anna Tilbrook - 1pm

28 January 2018 to 28 January 2018
North America
La Chapelle de Québec, 995, place D'Youville Québec (Qc) Canada G1R 3P1
Handel Ode for St Cecilia and Haydn Mass in Bb

03 February 2018 to 03 February 2018
England
TBC, Bath England United Kingdom
Bach Johannespassion

07 February 2018 to 07 February 2018
England
Sherborne Girls' School, Bradford Rd, Sherborne DT9 3QN England United Kingdom
Bach St John Passion, With Sherborne Girls' School

18 February 2018 to 18 February 2018
England
Early Music Centre, St Margarets Church, Percy's Lane, York YO1 9TL England United Kingdom
Schubert die schöne Müllerin

01 March 2018 to 01 March 2018
North America
La Chapelle de Québec, 995, place D'Youville Québec (Qc) Canada G1R 3P1
Handel Ode for St Cecilia and Haydn Mass in Bb

03 March 2018 to 03 March 2018
North America
TBC, Montreal Canada
Handel Ode for St Cecilia and Haydn Mass in Bb

07 March 2018 to 08 March 2018
North America
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, at Confederation Square Ottawa OntarioOttawa Canada
Handel Ode for St Cecilia and Bach Lutheran Mass in G major

10 March 2018 to 10 March 2018
England
The Banstead Community Association Hall, Park Road, Banstead SM7 3AJ, England United Kingdom
Schubert Winterreise

16 March 2018 to 18 March 2018
Europe
Auditorio Nacional de Música, C/Príncipe de Vergara, 146 28002 Madrid Spain Europe
Mendelssohn Elias (Elijah)

21 March 2018 to 21 March 2018
England, London
Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW England United Kingdom
Bach Johannespassion - Westminster Cathedral Choir

24 March 2018 to 24 March 2018
England
Leeds Festival Chorus, Leeds Ebgland United Kingdom
Bach St John Passion

25 March 2018 to 25 January 2018
England
Merton College, Merton St, Oxford OX1 4JD England United Kingdom
Bach B minor Mass

30 March 2018 to 30 March 2018
England, London
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS England United Kingdom
Bach Johannespassion

06 April 2018 to 06 April 2018
Europe
Kölner Philharmonie, KölnMusik GmbH Bischofsgartenstraße 1 50667 Köln Germany Europe
Britten War Requiem

08 April 2018 to 08 April 2018
Europe
Wroclaw National Forum of Music, plac Wolnosci 1, 50-071 Wroclaw, Poland Europe
Britten War Requiem

10 April 2018 to 10 April 2018
Europe
Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1 10785 Berlin GERMANY Europe
Britten War Requiem

22 April 2018 to 22 April 2018
England
TBC, Winchester England United Kingdom
Recital with Anna Tilbrook

27 April 2018 to 29 January 2018
England
TBC, Lisbon Portugal Europe
Schumann Paradies und die Peri