Brian Blyth Daubney: October Roses

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Anna Dennis soprano
William Berger baritone
John Talbot piano
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A première recital of solo songs for voice and piano by Brian Blyth Daubney, a Lincolnshire musician and composer who was born in 1929 and studied with Benjamin Burrows and Kenneth Leighton. Writing persuasively and vividly within the great lyrical tradition of twentieth-century English Song, Blyth Daubney has to date produced over 200 solo songs, of which some thirty are presented here.

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“He writes with a sure touch: a feeling for the poems, and a well defined musical idea as the starting-point for his settings… Both singers deserve gratitude, with William Berger showing once again that he is one of the best of our younger baritones. John Talbot is the excellent pianist, catching the mood of each song and sensitive to every development,” John Steane, Gramophone

“I hope that these songs find a constituency both within and beyond these shores… performances are admirable,” Piers Burton Page, International Record Review)