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The British Music Collection: George Butterworth - Benjamin Luxon (baritone); David Willison (piano); Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner (conductor)
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  1. Songs (6) from "A Shropshire Lad," for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  2. Bredon Hill and Other Songs, songs (5) for voice & piano
  3. A Shropshire Lad, rhapsody for string orchestra
  4. English Idylls (2) for orchestra
  5. The Banks of Green Willow, idyll for orchestra
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In a world with too few recordings of the gentle music of George Butterworth, it seems a shame to write that this is the only Butterworth disc anyone will ever need. But it is in fact so: Butterworth died in the Great War at the age of 30 and didn't have the chance to compose enough mature music behind to fill much more than a disc. Most of Butterworth's best music is on this disc: the six marvelous songs from A Shropshire Lad, the five exquisite songs from Bredon Hill and Other Songs, the glorious orchestral tone poem A ...

The British Music Collection: George Butterworth 2004, Decca

UPC: 028946880227

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