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Benjamin Luxon

This British baritone enjoyed an international career propelled by a handsome instrument and a musical intelligence that allowed equal space for warmth of feeling. Against the attractiveness of vocal timbre, however, was the presence of a strong vibrato that frequently reached the point of intrusiveness, especially at higher volume. Nonetheless, Benjamin Luxon forged many memorable performances, a number of them preserved on disc. His Mussorgsky recital was warmly praised by the critical press and won the endorsement of native Russian-speaking listeners as well. In addition to opera and concert performances, he is appreciated for his work in restoring respect in parlor songs of the late 19th and early 20th century. As a student at London's Guildhall School of Music, Luxon studied with Walther Grünner. After finding himself a prizewinner at Munich's International Voice Competition, he soon launched upon a career. Luxon became a member of the English Opera Group in 1963, accompanying the troupe to the Soviet Union during his first season. After success in such roles as Tarquinius in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia and Sid in Albert Herring, Britten called upon Luxon to sing the role of Owen Wingrave for that opera's 1971 television production premiere. Also during 1971, he appeared with the English Opera Group at the San Francisco Opera. The British company presented its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Luxon sang the role of Demetrius. In 1972, Luxon made his Glyndebourne Festival debut singing the title role in Raymond Leppard's celebrated realization of Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse. During that same year, his Covent Garden debut took place as the Jester in Peter Maxwell Davies' Taverner. A later return as Yevgeny Onegin established Luxon as one of the leading interpreters of Tchaikovsky's anti-hero. Onegin served as Luxon's calling card for a Metropolitan Opera debut in February 1980. In 1986, Luxon made his La Scala debut, and in 1988, he sang the title role in Wozzeck for Los Angeles. For the English National Opera, the baritone sang the title role in Verdi's Falstaff in 1992. In addition to frequent appearances in Munich and with the Wiener Staatsoper, Luxon sang in Switzerland at both Geneva and Berne. During the final years of his career, Luxon suffered from the onset of deafness. ~ Erik Eriksson
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Track List: Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel; House of Life No1-6

Title: Songs Of Travel, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra)

1. Songs Of Travel, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra): The Vagabond

2. Songs Of Travel, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra): Let Beauty Awake

3. Songs Of Travel, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra): The Roadside Fire

4. Songs Of Travel, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra): Youth And Love

5. Songs Of Travel, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra): In Dreams

6. Songs Of Travel, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra): The Infinite Shining Heavens

7. Songs Of Travel, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra): Whither Must I Wander?

8. Songs Of Travel, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra): Bright Is The Ring Of Words

9. Songs Of Travel, Song Cycle For Voice & Piano (or Orchestra): I Have Trod The Upward And The Downward Slope

Title: Tired, Song For Voice & Piano (Last Songs No. 2)

10. Tired, Song For Voice & Piano (Last Songs No. 2): Tired (Poem By Ursula Vaughan Williams)

Title: Poems By W. Barnes (2), For Voice & Piano

11. Poems By W. Barnes (2), For Voice & Piano: In The Spring

12. Poems By W. Barnes (2), For Voice & Piano: Linden Lea

Title: Poems By Fredegond Shove (4), For Voice & Piano

13. Poems By Fredegond Shove (4), For Voice & Piano: Motion And Stillness

14. Poems By Fredegond Shove (4), For Voice & Piano: Four Nights

15. Poems By Fredegond Shove (4), For Voice & Piano: The New Ghost

16. Poems By Fredegond Shove (4), For Voice & Piano: The Water Mill

Title: The House of Life, song cycle for voice & piano

17. The House of Life, song cycle for voice & piano: I. Love-Sight

18. The House of Life, song cycle for voice & piano: II. Silent Noon

19. The House of Life, song cycle for voice & piano: III. Love's Minstrels

20. The House of Life, song cycle for voice & piano: IV. Heart's Haven

21. The House of Life, song cycle for voice & piano: V. Death In Love

22. The House of Life, song cycle for voice & piano: VI. Love's Last Gift

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