Carey Blyton – Lyrics from the Chinese

including Lachrymae – In Memoriam John Dowland

featuring Ian Partridge, tenor, Jennifer Partridge, piano and the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Nicholas Cleobury

Carey Blyton


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Review excerpts

…this album has a craftmanship, freshness and variety that is surprising.
Amazon review (June 2012)
Carey Blyton […] is master of his musical idiom. There is often a dark intensity that is well expressed. There is nothing bland here. Vaughan Williams, Holst and Britten in particular come to mind.
Amazon review (June 2012)
The performances are outstandingly good and deeply sympathetic throughout and [show] very deep affinity with the music.
Amazon review (June 2012)
…that blessed force of nature, Ian Partridge. His gift for purity of enunciation and miraculous breath control are bywords, so much so that on occasion he has led me to explore music I would not otherwise have touched.
Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International (December 2016)
There’s litheness about Blyton’s music and his way with words is very appealing. You can hear this instantly in the Lyrics From The Chinese.
Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International (December 2016)
…a disc that moves from approaches to the sublime to the broadest humour.
Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International (December 2016)
Admiration for this tuneful and poetry-centred vocal music can only be increased by hearing this disc. Lovers of English song must have this strong Blyton cross-section. Certainly the song-cycles here should be part of their active listening experience.
Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International (December 2016)
Anyone with an ear for Vaughan Williams, Delius or Britten can’t fail to respond…
The Independent

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