A Pastoral English Songbook

August 28, 2021, 4:30 pm

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A view of the roof tops of the village of Hawkshead across to the Cumbrian hills in the distance including red screes and ill bell
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Perfect for a lazy summer afternoon — the charming and poignant early 20th century English art song. This week, Oliver presents favourite songs by Roger Quilter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arthur Sullivan, and Ivor Gurney.


Playlist to include performances by Felicity Lott, Ann Murray, Sarah Walker, John Mark Ainsley, Ian Bostridge, Brian Giebler, and Thomas Allen with pianists Julius Drake, Graham Johnson,  Malcolm Martineau, Steven McGhee, Geoffrey Parsons, and Roger Vignoles.