Mr. Bach at Vauxhall Gardens
Jennifer Vyvyan; Elsie Morison
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825387
Barcode
00028948253876
Format
1-CD
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JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH
Clavier Concerto in F major, Op. 7 No. 2*

Boyd Neel Orchestra
Thurston Dart, organ & director

Vauxhall Songs
Come, Colin*
Would you a female heart inspire*
Ah, why should love*
Lovely yet ungrateful swain*
Cease awhile*
Sei Canzonette a due, Op. 4

Jennifer Vyvyan, soprano
Elsie Morison, soprano (Sei Canzonette)
Boyd Neel Orchestra
Thurston Dart, harpsichord & director

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI
Cantata: Clori e Lisa*
Cantata: Floro e Tirsi*

Jennifer Vyvyan, soprano
Elsie Morison, soprano
Desmond Dupré, viola da gamba
Thurston Dart, harpsichord

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON DECCA CD

Recording information

Recordings: London, UK, 1956 (J.C. Bach), 1957 (Scarlatti)
Original L’Oiseau-Lyre Releases: OL 50132 (J.C. Bach); OL 50154 (Scarlatti
Remastering: Paschal Byrne (Audio Archiving Company)

Reviews

‘These duets are not only lovely songs, but they are most beautifully sung by Jennifer Vyvyan and Elsie Morison. The Vauxhall songs are also lovely and also well sung … This is indeed a record of outstanding quality in every way, and I strongly recommend it.’ Gramophone, November 1956 (J.C. Bach)

‘These two cantatas are exquisitely beautiful music, sensuous and civilized … We’re fortunate in having two such beautifully matched sopranos as Elsie Morison and Jennifer Vyvyan … It’s a long time since I have heard such consummately seductive singing.’ Gramophone, December 1957 (Scarlatti)