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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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02 November 2017 to 02 November 2017
England, London
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP England United Kingdom
Jill Feldman

14 November 2017 to 14 November 2017
Northern Ireland
St. John’s Kirk, St John's Pl, Perth PH1 5SZ Scotland United Kingdom
Recital with Anna Tilbrook

15 November 2017 to 15 November 2017
Scotland
Merchants House, 7 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1BA Scotland United Kingdom
Recital with Anna Tilbrook

17 November 2017 to 17 November 2017
Scotland
Kelso Old Parish Church, The Butts , Kelso , TD5 7DH Scotland United Kingdom
Recital with Anna Tilbrook

19 November 2017 to 19 November 2017
Scotland
TBC, Haddington Scotland United Kingdom
Recital with Anna Tilbrook

21 November 2017 to 21 November 2017
England, London
St John’s, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA England United Kingdom
Haydn Creation

23 November 2017 to 24 November 2017
England
TBC, Hull England United Kingdom
Recitals with the Ellipsis Ensemble

01 December 2017 to 02 December 2017
Europe
TBC, Warsaw Poland Europe
Haydn The Creation

14 December 2017 to 14 October 2017
Europe
Kerkrade church, Limburg Netherlands Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor,

15 December 2017 to 15 December 2017
Europe
Music Building on the IJ, 1 Piet Heinkade, 1019 BR, Amsterdam Netherlands Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor, Concerto Köln

16 December 2017 to 16 December 2017
Europe
Grote Kerk - Naarden, Marktstraat 13, 1411 CX Naarden, Netherlands
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor, Concerto Köln

17 December 2017 to 17 December 2017
Europe
St. Martin of Tours' Church, 51 Voorstraat, 51 Front St, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor, Concerto Köln

19 December 2017 to 19 December 2017
Europe
Gudulakerk Lochem, Markt, 7241 AA Lochem, Netherlands Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor

20 December 2017 to 20 December 2017
Europe
TivoliVredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WC Utrecht, Netherlands Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor

22 December 2017 to 22 December 2017
Europe
Liszt Academy Concert Center, 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8. Hungary Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor

23 December 2017 to 23 December 2017
Europe
Pieterskerk - Leiden, Pieterskerkhof 1A, 2311 SP Leiden, Netherlands Europe
On tour with the Nederlands Kammerkoor

18 January 2018 to 21 January 2018
Europe
TBC, Galway Southern Ireland Europe
Taking part in the Galway festival

02 February 2018 to 02 February 2018
England
TBC, Oxford England United Kingdom
Recital with Anna TIlbrook

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

18 February 2018 to 18 February 2018
England
TBC, York England United Kingdom
Schubert die schöne Müllerin

22 February 2018 to 22 February 2018
England
TBC, Bath England United Kingdom
Concert with Florilegium