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Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

James Gilchrist

Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

...compelling from the first note
CKD 296 (Linn Records)
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1
On Wenlock Edge

On Wenlock Edge

Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

3:31 Play $1.70
2
From far, from eve and morning

From far, from eve and morning

Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

2:04 Play $1.70
3
Is my team ploughing

Is my team ploughing

Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

3:49 Play $1.70
4
Oh, when I was in love with you

Oh, when I was in love with you

Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams
Soloist

James Gilchrist - tenor

Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

0:41 Play $1.70
5
Bredon Hill

Bredon Hill

Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

7:34 Play $3.40
6
Clun

Clun

Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

3:20 Play $1.70
7
The Curlew

The Curlew

Composer Peter Warlock
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Michael Cox - flute
Gareth Hulse - cor anglais
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

22:08 Play $8.55
8
Elegiac Sonnet

Elegiac Sonnet

Composer Arthur Bliss
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

7:36 Play $3.40
9
When smoke stood up from Ludlow

When smoke stood up from Ludlow

Composer Ivor Gurney
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

3:04 Play $1.70
10
Far in a western brookland

Far in a western brookland

Composer Ivor Gurney
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

4:12 Play $1.70
11
'Tis time I think

'Tis time I think

Composer Ivor Gurney
Soloist James Gilchrist - piano
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

1:11 Play $1.70
12
Ludlow Fair

Ludlow Fair

Composer Ivor Gurney
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

2:17 Play $1.70
13
On the idle hill of summer

On the idle hill of summer

Composer Ivor Gurney
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

2:58 Play $1.70
14
When I was one and twenty

When I was one and twenty

Composer Ivor Gurney
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

1:27 Play $1.70
15
The Lent Lily

The Lent Lily

Composer Ivor Gurney
Soloist James Gilchrist - tenor
Guest Artist

Anna Tilbrook - piano
Fitzwilliam String Quartet

3:11 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 69 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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James Gilchrist's second solo album with Linn Records, On Wenlock Edge, explores the works of the great English composers Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Bliss and Warlock. Available on disc as part of the boxed set The English Song Collection.

Download includes - cover art, 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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Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet is among the longest established string quartets in the world, it first became known internationally through its close personal association with Dmitri Shostakovich.

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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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Lucy Russell

Lucy Russell

Lucy Russell is among the most distinguished of international violinists who have achieved eminence on both historical instruments and their ‘modern' counterparts. She became leader of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet in 1995.
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Finalist


Finalist Solo Vocal Album of the Year

Classic FM Gramophone Awards 2008

 

Vaughan Williams, a tour de force of English song, set A.E. Housman's On Wenlock Edge following a visit with Ravel in Paris. The French influence can be clearly heard in the distinctive piano quintet accompaniment - an innovation in English song. This is a premiere recording of Gurney's masterpiece Ludlow & Teme using the composer's revised and corrected version which, after studying with Vaughan Williams, he declared to be his favourite, stating: 'the alterations are simple (and striking).'

James Gilchrist has established a reputation as the leading figure in English song interpretation following his acclaimed debut recital album of Finzi songs and countless concert performances of works by Vaughan Williams, Britten and Purcell.

View the booklet in full here

 

Linn is named Label of the Year
01 October 2010
Linn's a winner at the 2010 Gramophone Awards
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Tune in to 'In Tune'...
21 January 2010
The Fitzwilliams, James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook perform on Radio 3!
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Fitzwilliam Quartet celebrates its 40th Anniversary
12 February 2009
special concert planned
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James Gilchrist nominated for esteemed award
29 August 2008
Second award nomination for Linn Records...
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AudioVideoHD
4½ Stars
"Por tanto y como ya es habitual en Linn, el sonido es "simplemente perfecto"."
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Opus Musica (Spanish)
Un Cd muy recomendable para aquellos melómanos interesados en la canción de concierto inglesa.
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Pizzicato
Supersonic Award November 2007 - Für mich ist dies eine der schönsten Lied-Platten der letzten Monate!
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Pizzicato (English)
Supersonic Award November 2007 - This singer has something above and beyond others...
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OpusHD.net
'Highly Recommended' from the French website
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Sunday Herald
4 Stars
A performance of 'thoughtful elegance'
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High Fidelity Poland
4 Stars
An excellent review from the Polish audiophile publication
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Independent on Sunday
A beautiful recording of "music alternately windswept and haunted"
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Klassik.com
4 Stars
'James Gilchrist erweist sich wieder einmal als Liedsänger erster Güte.'
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Nottingham Evening Post
4 Stars
Gilchrist's voice is well attuned to this spiritual landscape
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Sunday Telegraph
5 Stars
Five stars for the 'beautifully performed' recording
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Classic FM Magazine
5 Stars
I wish this recording had been around during my formative years, for I'm sure it would have left a lifelong mark.
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Gramophone
...its finest performance on record. Strongly recommended.
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
James Gilchrist's elegant, shapely phrasing soars through it all like a bird.
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AllMusic.com
A performance with "polish, power, and passion"
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Hi Fi Choice
4½ Stars
...winning, measured performances...
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MusicalPointers.co.uk
...it is hard to imagine a more satisfying performance.
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Audiophile Audition
James Gilchrist is simply without peer in this music...
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The Telegraph
CD of the Week!
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The Sunday Times
3 Stars
The songs are beautiful...
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sa-cd.net
5 Stars
Artistically and sonically this is an outstanding issue
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HMV Choice
...immaculate diction and mellifluous vocalism...
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ClassicsToday.com
4½ Stars
"Excellent!"
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The Times Knowledge
4 Stars
'...he has a simple warmth and easy beauty, perfect for these songs of loss.'
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The Observer
CD of the Week: 'This is an excellent collection for lovers of English song.'
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The Times
'...as an interpreter of English song, Gilchrist is often in a class by himself.'
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Atlanta Audio Society
The beauties in this recital are impossible to enumerate in a short review.
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BBC Online
...he breathes life into the music here and throughout this evocative disc.
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International Record Review
...unfailing pleasure throughout.
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Audiophile.No (Norwegian)
4½ Stars
...en nesten magisk vokal strofe...der det er fokusert på en flott bredde og dybde i scenebildet...
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The Guardian
4 Stars
James Gilchrist catches those different emphases superbly
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
a deliciously fresh account
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