Works by Elgar, Charles Villiers Stanford, and Songs on texts of Shakespeare.
We travel forward from London as a mecca for continental artists to the twilight of the metropolis as the center of an Empire. Beloved artists of Helicon join with newcomers to perform this last generation of romantic composers that embody the end of an era, a moment where the world stood on the edge of a cliff.
*Piano Quartet No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 133 Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Andante - Allegro moderato
Allegro molto moderato
Songs on texts by William Shakespeare
Fear no more the heat of the sun Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
Pretty ring time Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
Take, o take those lips away R. Quilter
Orpheus with his lute Ivor Gurney (1890–1937)
Come away death Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Take, o take those lips away P. Warlock
It was a lover and his lass G. Finzi
Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84 Edward Elgar (1857-1934)