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"Songs of Quest and Inspiration"

Songs of Cyril Scott & Ralph Vaughan Williams

Gramophone (March 2012)
‘This pioneering recording, by the enterprising Dutch pair Robbert Muuse and Micha van Weers, provides an enlightening glimpse of the composer’s [Cyril Scott's] appreciable powers.
[…] also give impressive performances of Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel and two of the Five Mystical Songs.’
Jeremy Dibble, March 2012

Fono Forum (März 2012)
‘…exzellente Sprachbeherrschung ebenso dazu wie sein stilistisches Einführungsvermögen.’
‘Robbert Muuses relativ heller, flexibler Bariton tut sich nicht schwer beim Wechseln der Atmosphären.’
‘Den Interpreten meint man die Lust am musikalischen Wandern anzuhören.’
Christoph Zimmermann, März 2012

"A perfect way of singing and empathy go ideally together"
Aart van der Wal - Opusklassiek.nl - January 2012

"In his compositions, in which he always goes beyond the boundaries of tonality, he uses influences of the English folk music with style-elements of French Impressionism and occasionally the musical language of the Far East ."
"[Muuse] performs them with the necessary interpretative knowledge and stylistic sensibility. His partner Micha van Weers conjures from the piano poetic, weightless, almost fairylike sounds. To get acquainted with these for us hardly familiar songs is worthwhile."
Ekkehard Pluta - Klassik-Heute - december 2011

Another advantage is that Muuse is an experienced singer of the "Lied", who is convincing in every way in this unknown repertoire. Just as accompanist Micha van Weers who complements him beautifully.
Frans Jansen - Klassieke Zaken - February 2012

"An anthology of highlights, pure indulgence for the ears."
Maarten-Jan Dongelmans - De Gelderlander - November 2011

"Ah, there's so much more to say about these songs, and about Cyril Scott. That, to me, is the greatest value of this album: that Robbert Muuse and Micha van Weers presented to me a composer I did not know. My curiosity is aroused to hear more of his songs, his orchestral works, his publications. Therefore thank you very much."
Richard Stuivenberg - Alles over Kunst - November 2011

"An anthology full of highlights, pure pampering for the ears."
Maarten-Jan Dongelmans - De Gelderlander - November 2011

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CD - Songs of Quest and Inspiration

Songs of Cyril Scott & Ralph Vaughan Williams

Robbert Muuse, baritone & Micha van Weers, piano


“As Cyril Scott’s son, I know he would be delighted that these songs are being recorded, for the first time on CD, by such accomplished performers as Robbert Muuse and Micha van Weers”
- Desmond Scott

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Gramophone (March 2012)
‘This pioneering recording, by the enterprising Dutch pair Robbert Muuse and Micha van Weers, provides an enlightening glimpse of the composer’s [Cyril Scott's] appreciable powers.
[…] also give impressive performances of Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel and two of the Five Mystical Songs.’
Jeremy Dibble, March 2012


Robbert Muuse & Micha van Weers

Songs of Quest and Inspiration

Composer: Cyril Scott & Ralph Vaughan Williams

Compilation of worldpremiere recordings of 13 songs by British composer Cyril Scott (1879-1970), and recordings of Ralph Vaughan Williams' songs.
Performed by Robbert Muuse (baritone) & Micha van Weers (piano)

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1CD | Jewelcase | Challenge Classics | 0608917252729 | CC 72527 | 11-2011

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SONGS OF QUEST AND INSPIRATION

Song samples and clips


Cyril Scott (1879-1970)
Ballad of Fair Helen
Sundown
Song of Wine



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CYRIL SCOTT Songs

1  Song of London, op. 52, no. 1 
2  Blackbird's Song, op. 52, no. 3
3  Sundown
4  To-Morrow
5  Water-Lilies
6  Time O’Day (O. Macnaghten)
7  Ballad of Fair Helen, op. 8  
8  Picnic, op. 46, no. 2 
An Eastern Lament, op. 62, no. 3
10 A Song of Wine, op. 46, no. 3 
11 Prelude, op.57, no. 1 
12 Have Ye Seen Him Pass By? 
13 The Huckster 

 

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

14 Five Mystical Songs - Easter
15 Five Mystical Songs - Love Bade Me Welcome 
16 Songs of Travel - The Vagabond 
17 Songs of Travel - Let Beauty Awake 
18 Songs of Travel - The Roadside Fire
19 Songs of Travel - Youth and Love
20 Songs of Travel - In Dreams
21 Songs of Travel - The Infinite Shining Heavens 
22 Songs of Travel - Whither must I wander
23 Songs of Travel - Bright is the Ring of Words 
24 Songs of Travel - I have trod the upward and the downward slope

 

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