• AV2325 Katalognummer
  • 822252232523 EAN
  • 1CD Format
  • 2015 Utgivelsesår

Phan, Nicholas

Leopold, Michael | Morgan, Ann-Marie

Blow, John | Dowland, John | Ferrabosco, Alfonso | Johnson, Robert | Lanier, Nicholas | Morley, Thomas | Purcell, Henry

Avie Records


A Painted Tale

Blow, John:
Fairest work of happy Nature song with theorbo
The self-banish'd (A Minuet) song with theorbo
O turn not those fine eyes away song with harpsichord
Of all the torments, all the cares

Dowland, John:
My Thoughts Are Wing'd With Hopes
Can she excuse my wrongs? (First Booke of Songes, 1597)
In darkness let me dwell
Now, O now, I needs must part
Come heavy sleep

Ferrabosco, Alfonso:
So so, leave off this last lamenting kisse

Johnson, Robert:
Have you seen the bright lily grow?

Lanier, Nicholas:
Fire, Fire!
No more shall meads be deck’d with flowers
Stay silly heart

Morley, Thomas:
A painted tale

Purcell, Henry:
O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406
Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)
She loves and she confesses too, Z413
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400
An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

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On ‘A Painted Tale’, his third solo album for AVIE, tenor Nicholas Phan turns to songs of the English Renaissance and Baroque by Blow, Dowland, Ferrabosco, Lanier and Purcell, in a program which tells a story of love gained and then lost.

The composers presented on ‘A Painted Tale’ were greatly influenced Benjamin Britten, the muse of his two previous recordings - ‘Still falls the Rain’ (AV2258) and ‘Winter Words’ (AV2238), his solo debut recording which topped the Best Classical Recordings lists of NPR, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. ‘A Painted Tale’ - the title taken from a lyric by 16th century composer Thomas Morley - features songs with lute and viola da gamba by Blow, Dowland, Ferrabosco, Lanier and Purcell. Describing the programme, which tells a story of love gained and then lost, Nick says, “Reading the poetry in these songs I am fascinated by how little the human experience has changed over the centuries. By assembling these various songs into what I call ‘a pastiche song cycle,’ I hope that creating a dramatic context for these pieces will highlight how relevant this material still is today.”


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