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Hyperion
"Britain's brightest record label"

'Sappho is a bewitching song cycle in 10 sections, so succulently using the mezzo voice. Sapphic Poem is an equally gorgeous score superbly played by Lloyd Webber'
- review in the Yorkshire Post

Susan Bickley mezzo soprano

Vernon Handley conductor
 

Sappho
Prelude and Nine Fragments for mezzo soprano and orchestra
  1. Prelude   [10'40]
  2. I Hymn to Aphrodite   [7'16]
  3. II 'I loved thee once, Atthis, long ago'   [6'33]
  4. III Evening Song   [2'17]
  5. IV 'Stand face to face, friend'   [8'06]
  6. V 'The moon has set'   [5'52]
  7. VI 'Peer of gods he seems'   [4'13]
  8. VII 'In a dream, I spake'   [4'23]
  9. VIII Bridal Song   [4'40]
  10. IX 'Muse of the golden throne'   [5'28]

  11. Sapphic Poem   [14'57]
    for cello and orchestra

Recorded on 10, 11 February, 10 May 1997

Recording Engineer
TONY FAULKNER
Recording Producer
MARTIN COMPTON
Cover Design
TERRY SHANNON
Booklet Editor
NICK FLOWER
Executive Producers
EDWARD PERRY
SIMON PERRY

Hyperion Records Ltd, London, MCMXCVII

Duration: 75mins 20secs

 

Front illustration: Lesbia (1878) by
John Reinhold Weguelin (1849-1927)

Sappho and Sapphic Poem 1997
Hyperion CDA66899 1997

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