Elgar: Complete Songs For Voice And Piano
Label: Channel Classics
Format: SACD / CD Hybrid
To mark last year's 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Channel Classics, in cooperation with the Amsterdam-based Twentieth-Century Song Foundation, has embarked on a project of recording the British composer’s Complete Songs for voice and piano. The eloquent British soprano Amanda Roocroft and English baritone Konrad Jarnot, one of the most promising Lied singers of our time, perform not only such well loved favorites as Sea Pictures (heard here in its first CD recording by a male voice), but also a number of unknown Elgar songs. Partnered by the project's initiator, the Dutch pianist Reinild Mees, they are among today’s finest champions of this rarely-heard song repertoire.