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Vigorously Interpreted

Butterworth, Gurney
and Warlock -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'... the programme embraces all that is best of English song-writing in the initial phases of the twentieth century ...'

Heracleitus - Gurney, Warlock, Butterworth. © 2016 Em Records

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same water and he's not the same man. There is nothing permanent except change.

This quotation from Heracleitus (535-475 BC) is most apt for the music on this issue, as this disc commemorates and celebrates three unique talents that were part of a golden generation of song-writer composers of the era. The lives of two of these, George Butterworth (1885-1916) and Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) remain inextricably linked to the horrendous First World War...

Copyright © 8 January 2017 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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HERACLEITUS - GURNEY, WARLOCK AND BUTTERWORTH

IVOR GURNEY

PHILIP HESELTINE

A E HOUSMAN

UNITED KINGDOM

VOCAL MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

CHAMBER MUSIC

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