AMY WOODFORDE-FINDEN (1860-1919): 4 Indian Love Lyrics, A Lover in Damascus, 6 Songs from "On Jhelum River", A Dream of Egypt, Stars of the Desert, The Myrtles of Damascus.
Catalogue Number: 07Q063
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0236
Description: These song cycles from between 1902 and 1918 tapped into the late Victorian and Edwardian fascination with the danger, mystery and unrestrained sexuality associated in the western mind with "the East", meaning anywhere from Egypt to China. Slightly overheated, colored with touches of oriental exoticism, the songs meet the texts on their own ground and deliver the frisson of the unreachable secreted in faraway lands. Period pieces but they do what they were intended to do. Texts included. Michael Halliwell (baritone), David Miller (piano).