Roderick Williams and Susie Allan
at the Buxton Festival
impress MIKE WHEELER
Roderick Williams and Susie Allan's recital of English song began by keeping off well-trodden paths, and ended by altering our view of an old favourite (Buxton Festival, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, UK, 12 July 2015).
Vaughan Williams' Four Last Songs, to words by his second wife, Ursula, are spare, concentrated products of his last years that deserve to be better known. The tenderness of the second one, 'Tired', was particularly touching...
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