BRITTEN: Winter Words; Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo; Six Folk Song Arrangements – Nicholas Phan, tenor/ Myra Huang, p. – Avie
Top of the world, ma. A Winter Words winner, and the other music easily match it.
BRITTEN: Winter Words, Op. 52; KENNETH LEIGHTON: earth, sweet earth… [laudes terrae], Op. 94 – James Gilchrist, tenor/ Anna Tilbrook, piano – Linn
Two powerful song cycle about man and nature, one well-known while the other one should be.