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John Ireland (1879-1962)

2/5. Donald Macleod explores how Ireland, a practising Anglo-Catholic, discovered his pagan leanings. His motet, Greater Love Hath No Man, and his orchestral prelude, The Forgotten Rite, reflect these two apparently divergent sides of his personality.

Greater Love Hath No Man
Michael Pearce (tenor)
Paul Robinson (baritone)
Christopher Hughes (organ)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge

The Forgotten Rite (Prelude for Orchestra)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Adrian Boult (conductor)

Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor
Paul Barrit (violin)
Catherine Edwards (piano)

The Land of Lost Content (Housman, from A Shropshire Lad)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano).

1 hour

Last on

Tue 13 Nov 2007 20:45

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