'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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'Eine spannende Repertoireerweiterung...'more >>This is Oxford
A rare combination of vocal beauty and the intelligencemore >>Scotland on Sunday
A welcome edition to the English song genremore >>Sunday Herald
These are fine performances and a valuable insight into the art of Finzi.more >>Northumberland Journal
CD of the Weekmore >>Gramophone
Another singer and pianist fully in tune with the spirit of these elusive songs.more >>BBC Music Magazine
Outstanding for performance and sound - a Benchmark Recordingmore >>What's on in London
CD of the Weekmore >>International Record Review
An effective and reflective recording of Finzimore >>Daily Telegraph
His clear, easily produced voice is a pleasure in itself.more >>ClassicalSource.com
A CD of innumerable treasures, one essential for any lover of English song - or of song in general.more >>MusicWeb-International.com
Gilchrist's voice is in superb form heremore >>The Independent
Gilchrist savours his wordsmore >>The Scotsman
Pure and penetratingmore >>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.more >>MusicalPointers.co.uk
A superb and lovely discmore >>MusicalPointers.co.uk
'A completely satisfying' live performancemore >>
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