℗ 2003 Chandos
 

Dyson: Quo Vadis

BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox

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Quo Vadis: a cycle of poems  
1.1
I. Our birth is but a sleep
Sir George Dyson; Cheryl Barker; Jean Rigby; Philip Langridge; Roderick Williams; Steven Burnard; Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir of Music and Drama; BBC National Chorus of Wales; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
11:32
1.2
II. Rise, O my soul
Sir George Dyson; Cheryl Barker; Jean Rigby; Philip Langridge; Roderick Williams; Steven Burnard; Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir of Music and Drama; BBC National Chorus of Wales; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
8:20
1.3
III. O whither shall my troubled muse incline
Sir George Dyson; Cheryl Barker; Jean Rigby; Philip Langridge; Roderick Williams; Steven Burnard; Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir of Music and Drama; BBC National Chorus of Wales; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
10:54
1.4
IV. Night hath no wings
Sir George Dyson; Cheryl Barker; Jean Rigby; Philip Langridge; Roderick Williams; Steven Burnard; Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir of Music and Drama; BBC National Chorus of Wales; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
10:30
1.5
V. O timely happy, timely wise
Sir George Dyson; Cheryl Barker; Jean Rigby; Philip Langridge; Roderick Williams; Steven Burnard; Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir of Music and Drama; BBC National Chorus of Wales; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
13:20
2.1
VI. Dear stream! dear bank!
Sir George Dyson; Cheryl Barker; Jean Rigby; Philip Langridge; Roderick Williams; Steven Burnard; Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir of Music and Drama; BBC National Chorus of Wales; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
9:51
2.2
VII. Come to me, God
Sir George Dyson; Cheryl Barker; Jean Rigby; Philip Langridge; Roderick Williams; Steven Burnard; Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir of Music and Drama; BBC National Chorus of Wales; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
10:12
2.3
VIII. They are at rest
Sir George Dyson; Cheryl Barker; Jean Rigby; Philip Langridge; Roderick Williams; Steven Burnard; Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir of Music and Drama; BBC National Chorus of Wales; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
8:00
2.4
IX. To find the western path
Sir George Dyson; Cheryl Barker; Jean Rigby; Philip Langridge; Roderick Williams; Steven Burnard; Royal Welsh College Chamber Choir of Music and Drama; BBC National Chorus of Wales; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
18:34
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:41:13
"Recording of the Month ... a performance close to the ideal." - MusicWeb International "The performance does Dyson proud: Hickox is rather good at this kind of thing ... Chandos has given them good sound ... enthusiastically recommended." - Fanfare "... Hickox is authoritative and alive to every dramatic and lyrical nuance, leading his superb forces and soloists in a resoundingly affirmative performance that has all the hallmarks of a new classic." - Classic FM "It's hard to imagine Quo Vadis getting a better performance than it receives here ... the four soloists share a directness of approach that aptly serves Dyson's metaphysical rhetoric: elevated but not pretentious ... Hickox surely deserves credit for this, as he does for beautifully balanced choral work and the lustrous orchestral playing ... captured by Chandos in sound that's astonishingly spacious and detailed." - Opera News Released in 2003, this acclaimed double album contains the world premiere recording of the complete version of Dyson's Quo Vadis, showcasing a superb cast of soloists and musicians led by Richard Hickox.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording producer: Brian Couzens Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens Assistant engineer: Matthew Walker Editor: Rachel Smith Recording venue: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales, December 11 - 14, 2002 Photograph on p. 2 reproduced with kind permission from Lewis Foreman Front cover photograph © Photonica Back cover photograph of Richard Hickox by Greg Barrett Design: Sean Coleman Booklet typeset by Dave Partridge Booklet editor: Elizabeth Long

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