℗ 2006 Naxos
 

Finzi: Earth and Air and Rain - By Footpath and Stile - To A Poet

Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside, Sacconi Quartet

Available in 44.1 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC audio formats
  • Select Format
    • AIFF 44.1 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 44.1 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
Earth and Air and Rain, Op. 15  
1.1
No. 1. Summer Schemes
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
2:34
1.2
No. 2. When I Set Out for Lyonesse
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
2:06
1.3
No. 3. Waiting Both
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
3:24
1.4
No. 4. The Phantom
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
3:45
1.5
No. 5. So I Have Fared
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
2:49
1.6
No. 6. Rollicum-Rorum
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
1:41
1.7
No. 7. To Lizbie Browne
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
4:01
1.8
No. 8. The Clock of the Years
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
4:24
1.9
No. 9. In a Churchyard
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
3:51
1.10
No. 10. Proud Songsters
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
3:05
To a Poet, Op. 13a  
1.11
No. 1. To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
5:02
1.12
No. 2. On Parent Knees
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
1:33
1.13
No. 3. Intrada
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
1:34
1.14
No. 4. The Birthnight
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
1:45
1.15
No. 5. June on Castle Hill
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
2:01
1.16
No. 6. Ode on the Rejection of St Cecilia
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Iain Burnside
5:07
By Footpath and Stile, Op. 2  
1.17
No. 1. Paying Calls
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Sacconi Quartet
3:47
1.18
No. 2. Where the Picnic Was
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Sacconi Quartet
4:04
1.19
No. 3. The Oxen
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Sacconi Quartet
2:42
1.20
No. 4. The Master and the Leaves
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Sacconi Quartet
2:49
1.21
No. 5. Voices from Things Growing in a Churchyard
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Sacconi Quartet
6:34
1.22
No. 6. Exeunt Omnes
Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams; Sacconi Quartet
3:17
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    71:55
"Williams supplies the colours and contrasts necessary for what is akin to an operatic recitative ... Burnside joins in 'the fury and magnificence,' as Finzi put it. The recording is excellent." - International Record Review “... (Williams) is an intensely musical singer, acutely responsive to the sound and meaning of words ... the melodic and emotional unfolding is sustained beautifully ... pianist Burnside is just about ideal as a musical partner, his playing full of vitality and wistful tenderness.” - BBC Music Magazine Gerald Finzi made an unrivalled contribution to British 20th century songwriting, especially in his settings of Thomas Hardy, his favourite poet. This second volume of Finzi songs includes two Hardy collections, the early By Footpath and Stile for baritone and string quartet and the mature setting Earth and Air and Rain, both of which share the poet’s preoccupation with death and the transience of life. Composed during the early 1930s, Earth and Air and Rain includes two of Finzi’s best known songs, Rollicum-Rorum and To Lizbie Browne, a touching poem of regret for what might have been.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions