The Complete John Ireland Songbook Vol.2 | Stone Records 5060192781007

The Complete John Ireland Songbook Vol.2


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Label: Stone Records

Cat No: 5060192781007

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 7th August 2020



This is the second CD in a four-disc series that will comprise the first complete recording of the songs of John Ireland (1879-1962) for voice and piano, performed by baritone Mark Stone and pianist Sholto Kynoch. Featuring his settings of William Blake, James Vila Blake, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ernest Dowson and Arthur Symons, it includes his well-known cycles Songs of a Wayfarer and Marigold as well as some of his less often performed unison songs. The breadth of style in both music and text across this programme is extraordinary, showing a composer whose talents allowed him to produce both beautiful songs of childlike simplicity and compositions of incredible harmonic complexity.

“Stone delivers it in a relaxed, slightly understated way ... his performances with pianist Sholto Kynoch are models of discretion.” – Guardian

“Stone’s baritone proves a lively and expressive guide, ably partnered by Kynoch” – Financial Times

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