Shadows of the Twentieth Century CD
Deborah’s brand new CD, Shadows of the Twentieth Century, is now available. It is the first British recording of Arnold Schoenberg’s Seven Early Lieder.
Deborah writes: “This CD has been an enormous journey of discovery and learning for me. It started with my passion for modern music. The mind of Schoenberg seemed to reflect the more humanistic German thoughts at the time and a continuation of the mindset of Wagner.
If the more ‘serialistic’ music is what comes to mind….listen again! These Seven Early Lieder come from a time pre-serialism and each one a beautiful and lyrical sound wash of emotion. We can see the clear development of his style happening through each song. This really is the chance to hear a musical genius at work – surely not to be missed?
William Walton’s Songs for the Lord Mayors Table are a great way to discover how much you really can enjoy modern music. This divine collection of songs shows different aspects for London’s past characters and traditions with enormous class and beauty. I have enjoyed discovering Walton’s great sense of humour throughout this song cycle and, when it is needed, his ability to show great depth.”
I think the contrast of these two song cycles on the same disc is a rare opportunity to listen and discover how great and surprising these two composers can be.”