Susanna Fairbairn & Matthew Schellhorn - Bush & Horovitz: Songs
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:21 min | 272 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 37 | Rls.date: 2017
Geoffrey Bush made a significant contribution to English song, while Joseph Horovitz’s modest but equally varied contribution includes Lady Macbeth, a powerful, harmonically astringent scena, as well as witty cabaret items and one song which, in its late-Romantic nostalgia, reveals his Viennese roots. Bush’s Cuisine Provençale has elements of an operatic drama, while the cycle Yesterday enshrines ballad simplicity and deft word-painting. Mirabile Misterium sets medieval texts which explore various types of ecstasy, and archy at the zoo demonstrates Bush’s zest and wit.