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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.

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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

Stone Records would like to recommend this new wireless music system. We've had a play with prototypes and talked to the CEO, and this is going to be a really exciting product. You will be able to combine it with a simple home automation system, but more than that, just as a stand-alone sound system it already solves the problems that exist with Sonos. Support it now on Kickstarter to be the first to own it and to get it for a great price.

Musaic Wireless HiFi Music System - Your music, Your way.

Stylish and compact Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hi-fi speakers, controlled by apps for Apple iPhone & iPad, Android phone & tablet, Mac & PC.

Apr 17th 10:59am • No Comments

Today Stone Records released its 40th disc - a wonderful collection of choral works by composer Tim Hamilton, performed by his own chamber choir Cantoribus (with a bit of help from Liz Meister).

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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...

Mar 31st 7:19pm • No Comments

Roger Quilter


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The complete Quilter songbook – volume 1
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Roger Quilter (1877-1953) was born in Hove, Sussex. One of the most successful and prolific of English song writers. He studied privately with Iwan Knorr at the Conservatory in Frankfurt, where fellow students included Grainger, Scott, Balfour Gardiner and O’Neill. Between 1900 and 1910 leading vocalists including Denham Price and Gervase Elwes took his songs into their repertoires, and his music quickly became popular with Edwardian public. Roger Quilter’s Songs demonstrated a refined development from Victorian drawing room ballads. Principal influences were Schubert, Schumann, songs of Maude Valérie White, and French mélodies, particularly those by Fauré. A pivotal figure for generation of interwar song composers including Peter Warlock. Orchestral works, conducted by Henry Wood at Promenade Concerts, soon became light music favourites * Made many arrangements of traditional songs including those in The Arnold Book of Old Songs (1947). Master of lyrical line, sensitive accompaniment, and precise verbal accentuation.

A composer who wrote exclusively for song not well known outside the rarefied world of ‘Art Song’ (classical song), his favourite poet was Shakespeare, and his settings are masterly and beyond compare. The music is complex, beautifully melodic, and encapsulates all that one would imagine of ‘Englishness’ in those times before and between the two world wars, when there was an innocence which emanated from English hedgerows and fields. He was homosexual, devastated by the death in WWI of his favourite nephew, and died insane on 21 September 1953 in London, England