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Particular in his clarity of delivery, Stephen Roberts is at one with masterpieces such as the pastoral lyric, Linden Lea. Its languid, soft lines evoke the long, lazy English afternoons which swiftly turn into legend - warm beer, clocktowers and cricket on the lawn. Silent Noon, likewise, seem to breath the air of an older, gentler time. Vaughan Williams retained a personal vision of England in his music and whether invented or evoked, it's a vision of an ideal beauty - never a bd thing.
This fine CD anthology of English song at its most bucolic and tuneful is a collection of some of Vaughan Williams's finest settings and includes three short song cycles containing a number of songs that can, at least for a while, remove us from these distracted times.
Read Stephen Roberts' own notes on his CD: 'Vaughan Williams - An Anthology of Songs'.
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