On the Wings of Love / Venetian Songs

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IAN VENABLES
On the Wings of Love / Venetian Songs
Andrew Kennedy (tenor) / Richard Hosford (clarinet) / Iain Burnside (piano)

[ Naxos English Song Series Vol 21 / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 December 2010

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"[Venables] manages to create worthwhile new artefacts within his conservative idiom. Expertly crafted, the results offer something genuinely personal and at times profound."
(BBC Music Choral & Song Choice - December 2010)

"[Venables] manages to create worthwhile new artefacts within his conservative idiom. Expertly crafted, the results offer something genuinely personal and at times profound...Andrew Kennedy is the expressive, articulate tenor, and pianist Iain Burnside the outstanding accompanist."
(BBC Music Choral & Song Choice - December 2010)

Ian Venables is one of Britain's foremost composers of art-song, and has a significant catalogue of vocal and chamber music to his credit.

Writing tonal music in a warm lyric vein, he has a rare gift of being able to 'locate' himself, believably, in a different period and absorb from it, both musically and poetically, all its fundamental beauty, while also producing works of astonishing freshness, naturalness and originality.

On the Wings of Love are settings by non-English poets, while Love's Voice sets Venetian poetry by J. A. Symonds.

All his songs are sincere expressions of a love of poetry, combined with a profound understanding of musical and poetic tradition.

"A singer of wide, lustrous tone and striking dramatic prowess" The Times on Andrew Kennedy

Tracks:

On the Wings of Love, Op. 38 for tenor, clarinet & piano
(World Première Recording with Richard Hosford, clarinet)
Love's Voice, Op. 22
Midnight Lamentation, Op. 6
Break, break, break, Op. 33 No. 5
November Piano, Op. 33 No. 4
Vitae summa brevis, Op. 33 No. 3
Flying Crooked, Op. 28 No. 1
At Midnight, Op. 28 No. 2
The Hippo, Op. 33 No. 6
At Malvern, Op. 24
A Kiss, Op. 15