New Venables CD: Love Lives Beyond the Tomb

New Venables CD: Love Lives Beyond the Tomb
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The latest disc of English Art Song from Ian Venables, ‘Love Lives Beyond the Tomb’, will be released on April 24 on Signum Classics. Mary Bevan (soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Graham J Lloyd (piano) and the Carducci String Quartet all feature on this latest release combining Venables’ Remember This Op. 40, Through These Pale Cold Days Op. 46, Six Songs for Soprano and Piano as well as collection of other individual songs. 

'An essential purchase for all collectors who appreciate English Song'
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As the title suggests, the works on this disc are predominantly reflective in mood although this does not preclude the use of faster-moving music whenever the poetry requires it. Its subject matter celebrates the timelessness of love through the poetry of James Joyce, John Drinkwater, Edward Thomas, John Clare, Robert Nichols and the modern poet Jennifer Andrews; the celebration and commemoration of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, in Sir Andrew Motion’s remarkable narrative poem Remember This and the collective remembrance of those who died in the First World War: the poetry of Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon, Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy and the less well-known Francis St. Vincent Morris providing the impetus for one of Ian Venables’ most dramatic and profoundly moving cycles.

Read Venables' interview with Robert Hugill ahead of the recording's release here.   

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