This Other Eden - A Landscape Of English Poetry &
Label: CHAMPS HILL RECORDS
Kitty Whately; Joseph Middleton; Navarra Quartet; Madelaine Newton; Kevin Whately
This Other Eden: A Landscape of English Poetry & Song, featuring mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately (BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist for the 2013–15 seasons) and her family and friends, expresses the pain of longing for home, of true not sentimental nostalgia, deep seated in the art of the British Isles, through its program of poetry and song, from Shakespeare’s Scepter’d Isle, the ‘blue remembered hills’ of Housman’s Shropshire or Hardy’s Wessex, to the idyllic Ireland of Joseph Campbell’s ‘I wish and I wish’. On Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach, the Navarra Quartet feature both individually and as a quartet.