account
basket
Challenge Records Int. logo
My Own Country

Felicity Lott / Graham Johnson

My Own Country

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Champs Hill
UPC: 5060212590251
Catnr: CHRCD 024
Release date: 01 September 2011
Buy
1 CD
✓ in stock
€ 19.95
Buy
 
Label
Champs Hill
UPC
5060212590251
Catalogue number
CHRCD 024
Release date
01 September 2011
Album
Artist(s)
Composer(s)
EN

About the album

"Englishness is difficult to define in musical terms. Word-setting is certainly one way in which a composer may publish his birth certificate: his response to a specific turn of speech, to the rhythm of his own language, may result in an idiosyncratic musical equivalent that could not have derived from another tongue."

So wrote the critic Donald Mitchell, and the collection of songs on this disc supports his assertion: any "Englishness" exhibited by these songs does not derive so much from a musical style unique to this country, as from each composer's response to the text.

Artist(s)

Graham Johnson (piano)

Long before Graham Johnson was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1994, he had already became a living institution as vocal accompanist. At the age of seventeen he arrived in London to receive training from his legendary predecessors Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons. At the age of 22, he accompanied a masterclass imparted by tenor Peter Pears, which brought him into contact with Benjamin Britten on the same occasion – an encounter that had a formative impact on his artistic career. Soon he was collaborating onstage with illustrious vocal artists such as Peter Pears, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Brigitte Fassbaender, and Peter Schreier. In 1976, in collaboration with several outstanding vocalists, he formed The Songmakers' Almanac, the...
more
Long before Graham Johnson was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1994, he had already became a living institution as vocal accompanist. At the age of seventeen he arrived in London to receive training from his legendary predecessors Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons. At the age of 22, he accompanied a masterclass imparted by tenor Peter Pears, which brought him into contact with Benjamin Britten on the same occasion – an encounter that had a formative impact on his artistic career. Soon he was collaborating onstage with illustrious vocal artists such as Peter Pears, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Brigitte Fassbaender, and Peter Schreier. In 1976, in collaboration with several outstanding vocalists, he formed The Songmakers' Almanac, the goal of which is to explore neglected areas of piano-accompanied vocal music. Over the next decades, Johnson thus learned and performed more than 250 different artsong programmes. Graham Johnson is Senior Professor of Accompaniment at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and gives a great number of masterclasses worldwide. In 2014 he received the Hugo Wolf Medal, not only in honor of his achievements as vocal accompanist, but also to salute his unflagging commitment as music researcher. The Ruhr Piano Festival had already awarded him its Annual Prize in 2001 for his life work. In 2018, Graham Johnson gave his 50th recital at the Festival!
less

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Composer(s)

Press

Play album Play album
01.
O Mistress Mine
01:19
(Sir Hubert Parry) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
02.
The Trellis
02:46
(John Ireland) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
03.
My Heart Is Like a Singing Bird
02:03
(Sir Hubert Parry) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
04.
Speak, Music (Op. 41, No. 2)
03:02
(Sir Edward Elgar) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
05.
In Moonlight
02:05
(Sir Edward Elgar) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
06.
Music, When Soft Voices Die
01:30
(Roger Quilter) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
07.
Music and Moonlight
02:09
(Roger Quilter) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
08.
Pleading (Op. 48, No. 1)
02:58
(Sir Edward Elgar) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
09.
Twilight (Op.59, No.6)
03:04
(Sir Edward Elgar) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
10.
Under the Greenwood Tree
01:32
(Sir Edward Elgar) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
11.
Strew No More Red Roses
02:40
(Frank Bridge) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
12.
Love's Philosophy
01:21
(Roger Quilter) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
13.
Ha'Nacker Mill
02:50
(Peter Warlock) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
14.
My Own Country
02:37
(Peter Warlock) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
15.
I Have Twelve Oxen
01:51
(John Ireland) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
16.
Go, Loveley Rose
02:42
(Roger Quilter) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
17.
Go Not, Happy Day
01:20
(Frank Bridge) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
18.
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
02:02
(Roger Quilter) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
19.
Sleep
02:25
(Peter Warlock) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
20.
The Night
02:14
(Peter Warlock) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
21.
The White Peace
02:30
(Sir Arnold Bax ) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
22.
Ushas (Dawn)
03:07
(Gustav Holst) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
23.
The Blue-Eyes Fairy, Op. 78
02:37
(Sir Edward Elgar) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
24.
Missing
01:37
(Harold Fraser-Simpson) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
25.
Politeness
00:43
(Harold Fraser-Simpson) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
26.
Halfway Down
01:53
(Harold Fraser-Simpson) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
27.
Lines Written By a Bear of Very Little Brain
01:05
(Harold Fraser-Simpson) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
28.
Henry King
02:42
(Liza Lehmann) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
29.
Matilda
02:58
(Liza Lehmann) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
30.
When I am Dead, My Dearest
01:52
(John Ireland) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
31.
Good-Night
02:07
(Sir Hubert Parry) Felicity Lott, Graham Johnson
show all tracks

You might also like..

Mirages: The Art of French Song
Roderick Williams
Stokowski: Philadelphia Rarities
Leopold Stokowski
Metamorphosen
Oculi Ensemble
A French Connection
Daniel Rowland | Natacha Kudritskaya
John F. Larchet - Complete Songs & Airs
Niall Kinsella
Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol. 37, Vive la France!
Sergei Redkin & Jamina Gerl & Mao Fujita & others
Innovators
Benyounes Quartet
Impromptus
Katya Apekisheva
Albion Refracted
Piatti Quartet
September Songs
Thomas Allen
Mythes
Jiyoon Lee
Nocturnal Variations
Ruby Hughes | Joseph Middleton