18th-Century Shakespearean Songs

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COMPOSERS: Arne,Chilcot,Greene,Haydn,Hook,Linley,Smith,Weldon
LABELS: Eloquence
ALBUM TITLE: 18th-Century Shakespearean Songs
WORKS: Works by Arne, Smith, Haydn, Greene, Weldon, Chilcot, Hook and Linley
PERFORMER: April Cantelo; English Chamber Orchestra/Raymond Leppard
CATALOGUE NO: 482 4765 (1961)

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Niceties of style have changed, but this 1961 recording of songs by Arne, Greene, the Linleys and John Smith is vivacious and elegant, with a striking reading of Haydn’s She never told her love.

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