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Philip Arnold Heseltine (AKA Peter Warlock) 1894-1930

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« on: June 01, 2022, 07:24:09 pm »

Peter Warlock: Collected 78rpm recordings       Divine Art Historic Sound  2 cd's

A somewhat enigmatic & mysterious character! This 2 cd set is absolutely,crammed full of fascinating recordings dating between 1925 and 1951. I am particularly fond of his Capriol Suite and his haunting (& genuinely,eerie) song cycle,The Curlew! The set is accompanied by an excellent booklet with lot's of information about the composer,the various recordings and the singers and musician's who perform them. I love these kind of collection's. :)

Fascinating stuff! I couldn't agree with you more about The Curlew. 'Eerie' is the right word. I can't imagine Benjamin Britten didn't know it: the creepier parts of The Turn of the Screw always put me in mind of The Curlew.
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