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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 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.

As we approach the end of our epic Hugo Wolf journey, we've prepared this advert for Oxford Lieder's Festival brochure. All the songs are recorded and the final three discs will be released next year.

Sep 16th 12:08am • No Comments

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

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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

The complete Quilter songbook – vol.2

 
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The complete Quilter songbook – volume 1
 

The second disc in a four-disc series that will comprise the first complete recording of the songs of Roger Quilter (1877-1953)


Related Artists: Mark Stone, Stephen Barlow, Roger Quilter


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  1. The complete Quilter songbook – vol.2 (CD) Add to cart £13.00
 

Catalogue No: 5060192780307


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EDITOR’S CHOICE – Mark Stone could not be more sensitive in his response to the words with his remarkably clear diction, and his accompanist, Stephen Barlow, is comparably understanding, helped by the realistic sound quality recorded in the Champs Hill Music Room. Stone’s own detailed notes on each song as well as his brief biography of Quilter ideally enhance enjoyment. An outstanding disc of English song, making one look forward to the forthcoming issues in this Quilter songbook. (Gramophone)

CHOICE FOR THE CURIOUS (The New Release Show, Classic FM)

Stone’s sturdy baritone and Barlow’s bright accompaniment bring out the Debussyian melodic elegance in Quilter’s songs, while avoiding the preciosity that sometimes afflicts them **** (BBC Music)

Stephen Barlow’s project to record all of Quilter’s songs is a worthy one… this first instalment, sensitively sung by baritone Mark Stone with Barlow accompanying, is a promising start (The Guardian)

Stone’s engagingly natural style and immaculate diction are supported by Barlow’s sympathetic playing. (Sunday Times)

Rich in nuance, sensual contrasts of colour and range of textual expression… collectively eloquent and ideally committed to extracting the essence of each song – **** (Classic FM Magazine)

His lyric baritone has warmth, and he is quite effective at conveying words and meaning as well as phrasing with sensitivity. If you have either or both of the discs I mentioned, and feel that you have all the Quilter you need, this may be superfluous. But if you don’t have those and you are a collector of vocal music—particularly English vocal music—this is definitely worth acquiring. Also, if either of those earlier discs turned you into a serious Quilter fan, here is a very good way of expanding your collection … Stephen Barlow is an alert, colorful collaborator at the piano, and the natural recorded sound is perfectly balanced between voice and keyboard. Stone provides excellent notes about the young Quilter (presumably subsequent volumes will focus on his later years) along with specific notes about each song or group of songs along with complete texts. This is a model of how to produce a disc of this nature. (Fanfare)

Track listing

  1. The jealous lover
  2. Why so pale and wan?
  3. I dare not ask a kiss
  4. To Althea, from prison
  5. The constant lover
  6. Come back!
  7. A secret
  8. Fairy lullaby
  9. Dream valley
  10. The wild flower’s song
  11. Daybreak
  12. Island of dreams
  13. At close of day
  14. The answer
  15. There be none of beauty’s daughters
  16. Morning song
  17. Go, lovely rose
  18. O, the month of May
  19. The time of roses
  20. My heart adorned with thee
  21. To wine and beauty
  22. Where be you going?
  23. The jocund dance
  24. April love
  25. Come, spring! sweet spring!
  26. The reign of the stars
  27. Spring voices
  28. I have a friend
  29. The sea-bird
  30. Moonlight
  31. By the sea
  32. Tulips
  33. Prelude
  34. The bracelet
  35. The maiden blush
  36. To daisies
  37. The night piece
  38. Julia’s hair
  39. Interlude
  40. Cherry ripe