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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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LondonNash Ensemble: War's Embers

Delius, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Bliss, Gurney
Nash Ensemble

LondonA Winter Journey

Finzi, Schubert, Wolf, Duparc, Brahms, Roussel, Schumann, Britten, Mahler, Strauss R., Gurney
John Chest; Marcelo Amaral

PerthTenebrae Choir - We Will Remember Them

Elgar, Tavener, Gurney, Bingham, Howells, Holst, Parry
Tenebrae
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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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Songs of Travel at the Wigmore Hall with Roderick Williams and Gary Matthewman

Roderick Williams  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
Those few seconds of breathless silence at the end of a recital before thunderous applause are a rare thing, and a sure sign that the evening has been a success. Such was the case at the Wigmore Hall on Wednesday night after Roderick Williams and Gary Matthewman were called back to the stage for a second encore.
****1
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