Songs of Travel – ASQ
TEDDY TAHU RHODES WITH KRISTIAN CHONG AND THE AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET
‘I have trod the upward and the downward slope;
I have endured and done in days before;
I have longed for all, and bid farewell to hope;
And I have lived and loved, and closed the door.’
– Robert Louis Stevenson, Songs of Travel and Other Verses
Themes of travel and the notion of traversing landscapes both physical and emotional have long provided inspiration for some of the great song cycles. Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams is one such cycle, here performed by baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes and pianist Kristian Chong, along with Mahler’s magnificent Rückert-Lieder.
The Australian String Quartet join this dynamic duo in Gerald Finzi’s Let Us Garlands Bring and a collection of anonymous Celtic songs in a journey through some of the most beautiful works for the male voice.
Gerald Finzi: Let Us Gardlands Bring for baritone, string quartet and piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel for baritone and piano
Mahler: Rückert-Lieder for baritone and piano
Anonymous: Celtic Songs for baritone, string quartet and piano