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The Prince Consort - Other Love Songs - Nottingham Post


19 August 2011
Nottingham Post
Peter Palmer
4 Stars

Pianist Stephen Hough emerges as a resourceful composer with Other Love Songs, the song-cycle at the heart of the disc. Touching, dramatic or humorous, settings of Housman and other poets are vividly presented by Alisdair Hogarth and the five voices of his Consort. Brahms's Love Song Waltzes and New Love Songs flank Hough's sequence.
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