Our Indifferent Century: Britten | Finzi | Marsey | Ward


In 1914 Thomas Hardy wrote of ‘our indifferent century’; a generation later W.H. Auden urgently sought to fuse the political with the creative.

Today, profoundly unsettled by the turn of the world’s politics, three artists respond with a programme that explores the changes and challenges we face presently, but one that also offers hope, levity an even a degree of irreverence, and never loses sight of the joy and beauty of nature.

Hardy and Auden found their perfect musical counterparts in the songwriting of Finzi and Britten; in our own times William Marsey and Joanna Ward add their own musical voices of political urgency and wistful yearning.

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Release Date: 20 October 2023
Catalogue No: DCD34311
Total playing time: 1:04:33

Recorded on 30 November and 1-2 December 2022 in Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Producer/Engineer: Paul Baxter
24-bit digital editing: Jack Davis
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter

Design: Drew Padrutt
Booklet editor: Henry Howard
Cover image: Seven Sisters, South Downs National Park, Sussex; photo: Andy D Parker / Shutterstock

Session photography & videography: foxbrushfilms.com
Delphian Records Ltd – Edinburgh – UK www.delphianrecords.com



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