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The pity of war : songs and poems of wartime suffering.

Author: Sally MatthewsMark PadmoreChristopher MaltmanIain BurnsideRoger VignolesAll authors
Publisher: [London] : BBC Music Magazine, [2003] ℗2003
Series: BBC music, v. 12, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Music : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Music, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Matthews; Mark Padmore; Christopher Maltman; Iain Burnside; Roger Vignoles; Simon Russell Beale; Ann Allen, (Piccolo player); Wilfred Owen; Robert Graves; Rupert Brooke; Siegfried Sassoon; Arthur Somervell; Kurt Weill; James MacMillan; Gustav Mahler; Charles Ives; Francis Poulenc; John Ireland; Hanns Eisler; Michael Tippett; Gerald Finzi; Reynaldo Hahn; Benjamin Britten; Ivor Gurney; George Butterworth
OCLC Number: 53406390
Language Note: Sung or spoken in English (1st-5th, 7th, 9th-10th, 12th-15th, 19th-20th, and 22nd-24th works), German (6th, 11th, and 17th), or French (8th, 16th, 18th, and 21st).
Notes: Title from disc label.
Issued with BBC music magazine, November 2003.
Program notes by Iain Burnside and biographical notes on the performers (7 pages : portraits) inserted in container.
Credits: Producer, Clive Portbury.
Performer(s): Sally Matthews, soprano (4th, 6th, 12th, 16th, and 18th works) ; Mark Padmore, tenor (3rd, 8th, 11th, 13th, 17th, and 20th-21st works) ; Christopher Maltman, baritone (1st, 7th, 10th, 15th, 22nd, and 24th works) ; Iain Burnside or Roger Vignoles, piano ; Simon Russell Beale, reader (poems) (2nd, 5th, 9th, 14th, 19th, and 23rd works) ; Ann Allen, piccolo (7th work).
Event notes: Recorded
2002 January 25
at BBC Maida Vale Studios.
Recorded
2003 July 15 and
2003 July 27
at the Warehouse.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: On the idle hill of summer / Arthur Somervell ; words by A.E. Housman (2:41) --
Anthem for doomed youth / Wilfred Owen (0:54) --
Dirge for two veterans / Kurt Weill ; words by Walt Whitman (4:20) --
The children / James MacMillan ; words by William Soutar (6:20) --
Corporal Stare / Robert Graves (1:33) --
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen / Gustav Mahler ; words by Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano (6:20) --
He is there! / Charles Ives ; words by Charles Ives (4:16) --
Bleuet / Francis Poulenc ; words by Guillaume Apollinaire (3:11) --
The soldier / Rupert Brooke (1:06) --
The soldier / John Ireland ; words by Rupert Brooke (2:53) --
An den kleinen Radioapparat / Hanns Eisler ; words by Bertolt Brecht (1:18) --
Buddy on the nighshift / Kurt Weill ; words by Oscar Hammerstein II (2:47) --
The dancer / Michael Tippett ; words by Alun Lewis (2:19) --
Counter-attack / Siegfried Sassoon (2:25) --
Channel firing / Gerald Finzi ; words by Thomas Hardy (6:16) --
C / Francis Poulenc ; words by Louis Aragon (2:59) --
Hotelzimmer 1942 / Hanns Eisler ; words by Bertolt Brecht (2:02) --
Ma jeunesse / Reynaldo Hahn ; words by Hélène Vacaresco (2:20) --
Dulce et decorum est / Wilfred Owen (1:55) --
The children / Benjamin Britten ; words by William Soutar (4:44) --
Le disparu / Francis Poulenc ; words by Robert Desnos (1:37) --
Severn meadows / Ivor Gurney ; words by Ivor Gurney (1:46) --
The parable of the old man and the young / Wilfred Owen (0:58) --
The lads in their hundreds / George Butterworth ; words by A.E. Housman (2:27).
Medium of Performance: speaker
soprano voice
piano
tenor voice
piano
baritone voice
piano
baritone voice
piano
piccolo
Series Title: BBC music, v. 12, no. 3.
Other Titles: Songs and poems of wartime suffering
BBC music magazine.

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