Welcome.

Stone Records was formed in 2008 to produce high quality classical CDs with a broad appeal. In a short space of time the label has received critical acclaim for its initial releases and embarked upon a number of ambitious and successful projects. With many further discs already in the pipeline, we are looking forward to making more interesting and inspiring music in the future.

Welcome.

Stone Records was formed in 2008 to produce high quality classical CDs with a broad appeal. In a short space of time the label has received critical acclaim for its initial releases and embarked upon a number of ambitious and successful projects. With many further discs already in the pipeline, we are looking forward to making more interesting and inspiring music in the future.

Great to see that Paul Carr's Seven Last Words CD has been picked up by Classic FM.

The Classic FM Playlist

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Playlist: Saturday, 17 May 2014 Smooth Classics with Myleene Klass Find and listen to recently played songs on the Classic FM, listen & download the best classical songs & recordings.

May 18th 12:30pm • No Comments

Thanks to BBC Music for their recommendation of our Complete Butterworth songbook in their Composer of the Month article (by Kate Kennedy)

The complete Butterworth songbook :: Stone Records, Independent Classical Music

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Stone Records was formed in 2008 to produce high quality classical CDs with a broad appeal. In a short space of time the label has received critical acclaim for its initial releases and embarked upon a number of ambitious and successful projects. With many further discs already in the pipeline, we a…

May 16th 6:47pm • No Comments

This looks like a very worthwhile venture.

London English Song Festival

The LESF celebrates & promotes the performance, composition and appreciation of English song through concerts & educational activities.

Apr 23rd 7:12am • No Comments

English Love

A collection of English love songs from 1597 through to the present day


Related Artists: Mark Stone, Stephen Barlow, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Dowland, Roger Quilter, Henry Purcell, Frank Bridge, George Handel, John Ireland, Joseph Haydn, George Butterworth, Peter Warlock, Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten


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Catalogue No: 5060192780000


Reviews
 

Baritone Mark Stone has it all: a terrific technique, theatrical presence and a voice guaranteed to tingle bits of your spine never tingled before. (Classic FM Magazine)

This is not a recital restricted to one vocal hue. Each song is looked at and receives relevant response from both singer and pianist. (International Record Review)

Versatile in his response to the varying stylistic demands, Stone communicates with charm and eloquence, Stephen Barlow accompanying his voice with a genuine feeling for tone-colour and shape. (Birmingham Post)

Stone’s light, lyric baritone is perfectly suited for this mostly gentle material, and he sings with great sensitivity to text and to dynamic shading. (Fanfare)

Track listing

  1. Silent noon (Vaughan Williams)
  2. Love bade me welcome (Vaughan Williams)
  3. Awake, sweet Love, thou art return’d (Dowland)
  4. Go, lovely rose (Quilter)
  5. Love’s philosophy (Quilter)
  6. I attempt from Love’s sickness to fly (Purcell)
  7. Come to me in my dreams (Bridge)
  8. Love went a-riding (Bridge)
  9. Silent worship (Handel)
  10. If we must part (Ireland)
  11. Love is a sickness full of woes (Ireland)
  12. Piercing eyes (Haydn)
  13. With rue my heart is laden (Butterworth)
  14. When I was one-and-twenty (Butterworth)
  15. Pleasing pains (Haydn)
  16. Take, O take those lips away (Warlock)
  17. Thou gav’st me leave to kiss (Warlock)
  18. Where’er you walk (Handel)
  19. To Lizbie Browne (Finzi)
  20. I said to Love (Finzi)
  21. If music be the food of love (Purcell)
  22. The sally gardens (Britten)
  23. Wild with passion (Britten)
  24. Come again! sweet Love doth now invite (Dowland)
  25. If thou would’st ease thine heart (Barlow)