Samuel Barber: The Complete Songs - RES10301

Samuel Barber: The Complete Songs (2 CDs)

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Total playing time [158:40]

Fleur Barron (mezzo-soprano)
Mary Bevan (soprano)
Samantha Clarke (soprano)
Jess Dandy (contralto)
Louise Kemény (soprano)
Soraya Mafi (soprano)
Julien Van Mellaerts (baritone)
Dominic Sedgewick (bass)
Nicky Spence (tenor)
William Thomas (bass)
Navarra String Quartet
Dylan Perez (piano) 

Featuring a stellar cast of performers, and curated by pianist Dylan Perez, this complete anthology of Samuel Barber’s songs present those works published during his lifetime, together with those published posthumously, some of which are recorded here for the first time. Barber was clear as to what he wanted from very early in his life, and this strength of character and courage to follow his path is heard throughout Barber’s significant contribution to the genre.

At a time when American classical music was heavily influenced by experimentalism, Barber’s inclination for ‘traditional’ harmony and melody helped set him apart. Barber’s vocal music demonstrates the ease he finds in the marriage of text and music. The Navarra String Quartet join the line-up for Dover Beach, Op. 3.

Album Booklet (PDF)

'One of the recording’s pleasures is the way the songs come to life through 10 different characters, but with Perez as a constant, eloquent presence.' A 'characterful overview of a great songwriter.'

- The Guardian

'One of the recording’s pleasures is the way the songs come to life through 10 different characters, but with Perez as a constant, eloquent presence.' A 'characterful overview of a great songwriter.'
Album of the Week
The Guardian

Credits
© 2022 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2022 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10301
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262793312
Cover image: Evening Splendor by George Luks
Release date: 6 May 2022