Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre (2) Joaquin Rodrigo Download 'Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre (2)' on iTunes
Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside tell the poignant story of war in this compelling musical performance.
Repertoire: Finzi songs
Artists: Roderick Williams (baritone), Iain Burnside (piano)
Label: Naxos 8.557644
Flanders’ killing fields accounted for the deaths of Finzi’s father and his first music teacher, their futile sacrifice profoundly affecting the composer’s world-view. Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside expose the pain of loss carried by many of Finzi’s songs. Their partnership blends refined musicality with a shared love of words, delivering compelling results in the Hardy settings of I Said to Love and, above all, the Wessex poet’s Channel Firing. A high level of artistic quality at a giveaway price.