CD - Roger Quilter

Few composers - especially song composers - can claim to have written works that have remained in print since they were first published more than a hundred years ago. Roger Quilter is one such, though the number of his songs still in print is regrettably small. He wrote about 140 songs and arrangements, and all the songs on this CD show just what a loss it is that so few are readily available.

"Ms de Rothschild's timbre is appealing, fresh and youthful-sounding."
Music Web

Quilter was from a wealthy family, on the one hand this meant that Roger never had to earn a living and so could write what he chose to (at one time he was able to say - with pride - that he could have lived off his earnings) on the other hand this also meant that there was never any pressure to move out of his comfort zone and develop in other areas. Instead, matching his delight in the beautiful and small, he composed equisite miniatures.

Most of his songs sit best on tenor and baritone voices, most but not all, and many of the songs which are particularly suited to a woman's voice are included here. The selection ranges from songs from 1907 to one published the year before he died, with most from his middle years, when he was at his most vibrant.

Charlotte de Rothschild, soprano - Adrian Farmer, piano.

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Roger Quilter

Few composers - especially song composers - can claim to have written works that have remained in print since they were first published more than a hundred years ago. Roger Quilter is one such, though the number of his songs still in print is regrettably small. He wrote about 140 songs and arrangements, and all the songs on this CD show just what a loss it is that so few are readily available.

"Ms de Rothschild's timbre is appealing, fresh and youthful-sounding."
Music Web

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