Saturday, August 29, 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments
A recent recording of the works of the composer John Ireland includes his song on Emily Brontë's Love and Friendship.
The Complete John Ireland Songbook - Vol. 2
Mark Stone (baritone), Sholto Kynoch (piano)
Stone Records  5060192781007

The second CD in a four-disc series that will comprise the first complete recording of the songs of John Ireland (1879-1962)
The Times reviews the CD:
Recorded in 2012 and finally getting its first release, Stone’s survey of the songs of John Ireland reaches the halfway mark with works published between 1912 and 1928, setting words by Shakespeare, Rossetti and Emily Brontë, as well as his contemporary poets James Vila Blake, Ernest Dowson and Arthur Symons. Stone and Kynoch catch the essentially English nostalgia of the haunting, wistful songs with robust humour in the folksy, rollicking numbers. (Hugh Canning)
The booklet contains the following comments by Mark Stone:

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