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Quilter

Magazine article Gramophone

Quilter

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Quilter

'The Complete Quilter Songbook, Vol 2' Five Jacobean Lyrics, Op 28. Two Songs (1903). Fairy Lullaby. Three Songs of William Blake, Op 20. Island of Dreams. At close of day. The Answer. Five English Love Lyrics, Op 24. Three Songs, Op 18 Nos 1-3. April Love. Two Songs (1897). Spring Voices. Four Songs of the Sea, Op 1. Tulips. To Julia, Op 8 Mark Stone bar Stephen Barlow pf Stone Records [F] 5060192 780307 (78' * DDD * T)

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The talented baritone Mark Stone adds another fine disc to his discography. Once again, the range of colour and dynamic in his singing is impressive, precisely geared to the words of each song. In every way this is an English equivalent to German Lieder or French melodie.

Roger Quilter is an extraordinary composer. Born into a wealthy family, he was a delicate child and ill health dogged him throughout his life. He was educated at Eton but never had any idea of trying to earn a living. …

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