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Roderick Williams, James Way – Stanford – Songs of Faith, Love and Nonsense (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Roderick Williams, James Way – Stanford – Songs of Faith, Love and Nonsense (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:18:34 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © SOMM Recordings

Somm beginns here a major new recording of songs by Charles Villiers Stanford including the first complete recording of Songs of Faith and 12 first recordings of other distinctively vital songs.

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Roderick Williams – Schubert – Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Roderick Williams – Schubert – Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:32 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Chandos

Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside complete their survey of Schubert’s song cycles with this recording of Winterreise. Composed in the late 1820s, towards the end of Schubert’s tragically short life, Winterreise (“Winter Journey”) is a setting of twenty-four poems by Wilhelm Müller and describes a traveller leaving the town which was the home of the object of his unrequited love, to embark on a long journey, through a chill, wintry landscape, which ends in near-suicidal despair.

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Roderick Williams – Somervell – Maud & A Shropshire Lad (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Roderick Williams – Somervell – Maud & A Shropshire Lad (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:02:12 minutes | 927 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © SOMM Recordings

SOMM Recordings announces an important new recording of two classic English song cycles by Sir Arthur Somervell – Maud and A Shropshire Lad – from the acclaimed partnership of baritone Roderick Williams and pianist Susie Allan.

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Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside – Schubert: Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (2019) Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside – Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:54 minutes | 1 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Chandos

In this, the first of a series of three recordings of Schubert’s great song cycles for Chandos, Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside bring their formidable talents to bear on one of the pinnacles of classical lieder. In November 2015, Roderick Williams decided to immerse himself in an intensive three-year period of studying and performing the three song cycles by Schubert, following an invitation from the Wigmore Hall. The process has involved not just performances in concert around the globe, but open rehearsals, master-classes, workshops, and radio broadcasts. Roderick Williams has documented all of these experiences in great detail in his fascinating “Schubert Cycle Project” blog. He writes: ‘Somewhere along the way I came to a decision; that my eventual performances at the Wigmore would not be the ultimate goal of my study; rather, the study itself, the act of preparation would be my focus. It is possible that other singers might find the process interesting, even if only to share some of the grind that is most often done alone; it is also possible that others might be intrigued, especially audiences, perhaps even (fellow) students.’

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Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside – Schubert: Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside – Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:54 minutes | 1 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Chandos

In this, the first of a series of three recordings of Schubert’s great song cycles for Chandos, Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside bring their formidable talents to bear on one of the pinnacles of classical lieder.

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Roderick Williams & Christopher Glynn – Schubert: Winter Journey (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Roderick Williams & Christopher Glynn – Schubert: Winter Journey (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:13:08 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Signum Records

Celebrated soloists Roderick Wiliams and Christopher Glynn perform a new English translation Franz Schubert’s Winterreise. Composed in 1827 whilst in the grip of the illness that would ultimately kill him, Schubert’s setting of Wilhelm Muller’s poetry takes on an added tragic interpretation as it follows the narrative of a spurned lover travelling through a cold and barren landscape.

Christopher Glynn writes on this new recording:

“We hope this Winter Journey can offer English-speaking listeners a way to experience the story’s sense alongside the music’s sound, with something of the same directness that Schubert surely intended when he sat down at the piano in 1827 and sang these songs for the first time to his friends.”

This disc is the first in a series of three English language programmes of Schubert’s song cycles. Future releases include The Shepherd on the Rock (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen) and The Fair Maid of the Mill (Die schöne Müllerin).

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