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LEHMANN: Daisy Chain (The) / Bird Songs / Four Cautionary Tales (English Song, Vol. 8)


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LEHMANN: Daisy Chain (The) / Bird Songs / Four Cautionary Tales (English Song, Vol. 8)

Although the British composer Liza Lehmann had begun her career as a singer – she appeared in concerts and recitals, performing in oratorio and in various London concert series as well as overseas – damage to her vocal cords forced her to concentrate on composition, in which she had had an interest since early childhood, and on accompaniment. This collection from her extensive song output includes poems from Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses, once familiar in every nursery, her delightful mock-serious settings of Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales and two Nonsense Songs from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Although the songs are short and light-hearted, they exhibit considerably more than just period charm. Liza Lehmann’s second son, Lesley, was the father of the conductor Steuart Bedford, who accompanies the songs here, as his grandmother once did, and of the composer David Bedford.

Lehmann, Liza

  Cherry Ripe
1.   Cherry Ripe 00:02:37
  The Daisy Chain
2.   Fairies 00:01:52
3.   Keepsake Mill 00:02:51
4.   If no one ever marries me 00:01:36
5.   Stars 00:03:21
6.   The Swing 00:01:14
7.   Mustard and Cress 00:01:45
  Bird Songs
8.   The Woodpigeon 00:02:13
9.   The Starling 00:02:01
10.   The Yellowhammer 00:01:24
11.   The Wren 00:02:26
12.   The Owl 00:01:05

Lehmann, Liza
Kingsley, Henry, lyricist(s)

  Magdalen at Michael's Gate
13.   Magdalen at Michael's Gate 00:03:34

Lehmann, Liza

14.   Evensong 00:02:35
15.   Endymion 00:07:15
  Music when soft voices die
16.   Music when soft voices die 00:02:25
  To a little red spider
17.   To a little red spider 00:02:47
  Dusk in the Valley
18.   Dusk in the Valley 00:02:39
  The Lily of a Day
19.   The Lily of a Day 00:02:30
  When I am dead, My dearest
20.   When I am dead, My dearest 00:02:30

Lehmann, Liza
Belloc, Hilaire, lyricist(s)

  Four Cautionary Tales and a Moral
21.   Rebecca 00:02:32
22.   Jim 00:04:23
23.   Matilda 00:03:37
24.   Henry King 00:03:15
25.   Charles Augustus Fortescue 00:03:06

Lehmann, Liza

  My true friend hath my hat
26.   My true friend hath my hat 00:01:43
  Two Nonsense Songs from Alice in Wonderland
27.   Mockturtle soup 00:03:36
28.   Will you walk a little faster 00:01:45

Total Playing Time: 01:14:37

Lehmann, Liza

Belloc, Hilaire; Kingsley, Henry

Bedford, Steuart; Davies, Neal; Spence, Toby; Watson, Janice; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine

Label: Naxos

Series: English Song Series

Genre: Vocal

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.557118

Barcode: 0747313211821

Physical Release: 03/2004

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