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Composer: Gurney, Ivor (1890-1937)

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Year of birth1890
Year of death1937
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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CheltenhamSarah Connolly: Composers of the Royal College of Music

© Jan Capinski
Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Somervell, Bridge, Holst, Dunhill, Tippett, Clarke
Dame Sarah Connolly; Joseph Middleton

GloucesterEternal Be The Sleep

Eternal Be The Sleep
Holst, Elgar, Parry, Howells, Gurney, McDowall, Browne
George Parris; Carice Singers

HerefordTenebrae

© c Chris O Donovan
Elgar, Tavener, Gurney, Rasch, Bingham, Howells, Vaughan Williams, Parry, Schoenberg
Nigel Short; Tenebrae

LondonProms at ... Cadogan hall 4: Sarah Connolly & Joseph Middleton

Stanford, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Somervell, Bridge, Howells, Britten, Holst, Turnage, Illean
Dame Sarah Connolly; Joseph Middleton

LondonNash Ensemble: War's Embers

Delius, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Bliss, Gurney
Nash Ensemble
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A Winter Journey with John Chest

John Chest © Andrey Stoycher
If Chest is not yet the finished article, he’s damned close.
****1
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Bostridge's Shakespeare Songs at Wigmore Hall

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Shakespeare songs turned out to be more of a Shakespeare feast starring Antonio Pappano, Ian Bostridge and the exceptional Eve Best.
***11
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Madness or Genuis? Exploring the Dark Side

Roderick Williams © Benjamin Ealovega
St Andrews Voices was a perfect platform for Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside to exlore the fine line between madness and genuis in a compelling song recital.
****1
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Beamish switch as the Proms

James Crabb © James Crabb
  Last-minute Beamish replacement is a treat alongside accomplished Gurney and Walton.
****1
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Gloucester remembers Ivor Gurney

Sarah Connolly sings at the Ivor Gurney Memorial Festival concert  ©  Marcus Green www.marcus99.com
Gloucestershire is rich in musical heritage; well-known composers connected with the county include Parry, Vaughan Williams and Howells, but one name that is less familiar these days is that of Howells’ friend Ivor Gurney.
*****
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