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Me and my Aunts

A Shakespeare celebration,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

'Songs for Me and My Aunts' this was called (The VoiceBox, Derby, UK, 24 April 2016) — if you're baffled by that as a title for a Shakespeare celebration (as I was at first), bear with me.

In their sequence of Shakespeare songs and speech, tenor Richard Roddis, pianist Clive Pollard, and readers Rosalind Williams and Gillian von Fragstein made some not always obvious choices. Yes, Morley, Arne, Schubert, Quilter and Finzi were all there, but so too were Trevor Hold, Amy Beach, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Madeleine Dring...

Copyright © 10 May 2016 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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ROGER QUILTER

GERALD FINZI

TREVOR HOLD

AMY BEACH

MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO

RICHARD RODDIS

CLIVE POLLARD

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

VOCAL MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

SHAKESPEARE

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