JMSCD8-Robert Still Chamber Works and Songs - Ismeron

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JMSCD8-Robert Still Chamber Works and Songs

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The first ever CD of music by the English composer Robert Still (1910-1971), comprising the following recordings made in the 1950s:
  • Quintet for Three Flutes, Violin & Cello  from Argo RG 74 (1955)
  • Viola Sonata No.2 from Argo RG 74 (1955)
  • Six songs for Soprano (Heather Harper) from Record Society RS 60 (1959)
  • Six songs for Baritone (John Carol Case)  from Record Society RS 60 (1959)
  • Two further songs recorded live at a Wigmore Hall Concert in October, 1959.

The accompanying 16-page booklet includes:
  • Olga Lehmann’s original distinctive artwork for the sleeve of RG 74
  • a portrait of  the composer
  • Deryck Cooke’s analytical notes for the chamber works
  • a note on the composer by his widow, Mrs Elizabeth Still
  • texts of all 14 songs.

A web site devoted to the life and work of Robert Still can be found at www.robertstill.co.uk
Track Listing
1 - 4
Quintet for 3 Flutes, Violin and Cello
Geoffrey Gilbert, George Crozier, Lionel Solomon (Flutes), Jean Pougnet (Violin), Francesco Gabarro (Cello)
22 -02
5 - 8
Viola Sonata No.2
Frederick Riddle (Viola),  Eric Harrison (Piano)
14-45
9
A Song of Pain and Beauty
Heather Harper (Soprano), John Russell (Piano)
2-45
10
Ode to a Skylark
Heather Harper (Soprano), John Russell (Piano)
2-38
11
The Kingfisher
Heather Harper (Soprano), John Russell (Piano)
2-49
12
When I am Dead
Heather Harper (Soprano), John Russell (Piano)
3-15
13
Sister Awake
Heather Harper (Soprano), John Russell (Piano)
0-58
14
The Siren's Song
Heather Harper (Soprano), John Russell (Piano)
2-22
15
Sonnet
John Carol Case (Baritone), John Russell (Piano)
2-39
16
August
John Carol Case (Baritone), John Russell (Piano)
2-23
17
Beauty Bathing
John Carol Case (Baritone), John Russell (Piano)
1-32
18
Awaiting Execution
John Carol Case (Baritone), John Russell (Piano)
2-32
19
To Julia
John Carol Case (Baritone), John Russell (Piano)
1-24
20
Sunset on the Morea
John Carol Case (Baritone), John Russell (Piano)
4-27
21
The Sea hath many Thousand Sands
Jessica Cash (Soprano), John Russell (Piano)
2-44
22
Shall I, wasting in Despair?
Gordon Clinton (Baritone), John Russell (Piano)
2-19
TOTAL PLAYING TIME 71-56 MONO RECORDING

Audio Sample

Excerpt from Beauty Bathing, sung by John Carol Case (baritone), accompanied by John Russell (piano) (0' 44")
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