Composers:Butterworth, Gurney, Somervell, Mahler, Fauré, Ives
Compositions: Songs
Performers:Christopher Maltman b, Joseph Middleton p
Catalogue Number: Signum SIGCD592

There have been fine releases in recent years turning to the First World War and here is a set to sit proudly amongst them. Maltman and Middleton cast their net wide presenting the whole of martyred life – from Severn to the Somme. However, as Maltman notes in his liner notes, The Soldieris far more than a sad reflection; it is a programming idea which dates back to his student days at the Royal Academy...