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Decades: A Century of Song - Vol. 2 (1820-1830)

The second volume in this major recording series, across which a host of
world-renowned singers draw listeners, decade by decade, through a century of
song, from 1810 to 1910. Each volume features a carefully planned, varied
programme performed by household names, whilst the series overall creates a
comprehensive survey of song right through the nineteenth century - an
invaluable teaching asset, as well as a joy for listeners.

The second volume, 1820-1830, includes songs from Austria, France,
Germany, Italy and Russia, by Vincenzo Bellini, Mikhail Glinka, Carl Loewe,
Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Niedermeyer, Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann.

The three principal singers for this second volume are mezzo Sarah Connolly,
tenor John Mark Ainsley and baritone Christopher Maltman, who are joined by
tenors Robin Tritschler and Luis Gomes, and Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan,
accompanied by the series' creator, pianist Malcolm Martineau.

Of especial note is Sarah Connolly's per­form­ance of Schubert's three
'Ellen Songs', including a glorious rendition of the classic 'Ave
Maria', Christopher Maltman's vivid portrayal of Goethe's 'Erlkönig'
in Loewe's setting, and John Mark Ainsley's beau­tifu­lly crafted
renditions of songs by Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn.

Extensive presentation includes 64 page booklet with authoritative liner
note in three languages by renowned song expert and series consultant Prof Susan
Youens, with full texts and translations.

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