Tag Archives: Jane Mackay

Listening to Britten – Purcell: On the brow of Richmond Hill

I Know a Bank from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Jane Mackay – her visual response to Britten’s music, used with many thanks to the artist. Jane Mackay’s Sounding Art website can be found here On the brow of Richmond … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Purcell: I’ll sail upon the dog-star

It may be when the iron is cold – Gloriana by Jane Mackay – her visual response to Britten’s music, used with many thanks to the artist. Jane Mackay’s Sounding Art website can be found here I’ll sail upon the … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Purcell: Not all my torments can your pity move

Not all my torments by Jane Mackay – her visual response to Britten’s realization, used with many thanks to the artist. This picture is used for the cover of Hyperion’s complete recordings of the Purcell Realizations. Jane Mackay’s Sounding Art … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Purcell: Hark the ech’ing air

First Lute Song – Gloriana by Jane Mackay, used with thanks to the artist Hark the Ech’ing Air (from The Fairy Queen), Z629/48b – Purcell realization for high voice and piano (June – 19 November 1939, Britten aged 26) Dedication … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Purcell: The Knotting Song, Z371

Prelude (Act I, Scene 1) – Gloriana by Jane Mackay, used with thanks to the artist The Knotting Song, Z371 – Purcell realization for high or medium voice and piano (June – 19 November 1939, Britten aged 26) Dedication not … Continue reading

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Britten through the eyes of…Matthew Barley

Photo (c) Nick White Rather like this blog, cellist Matthew Barley is spending a whole year with the music of Britten. His time with the composer is in a playing capacity, however, for he has devised a concert program and … Continue reading

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