Traditional Songs for Tenor & Harp Huw Rhys-Evans & Ieuan Jones
- 1Ar Hyd y Nos02:45
- 2Bugeiki'or Gwenith Gwyn04:35
- 3Wrth Fynd efo Deio i Dywyn / Dacw 'Nghariad / Lisa lân / Paid â Deud10:20
- 4Merch Megan05:02
- 5Tra Bo Dau03:39
- 7Y Deryn Pur03:02
- David Vaughan Thomas (1873 - 1934): Saith o ganeuon (Arr. I. Jones for Voice & Harp):
- 8No. 1, Y Nos01:42
- 9No. 2, Y Gwlith00:55
- 10No. 3, Miwsig01:35
- 11No. 4, Elen01:28
- 12No. 5, Dau Filgi01:01
- 13No. 6, Claddu'r Bardd o Gariad03:30
- 14No. 7, Hiraeth am yr Haf02:32
- 15Llwyn Onn04:07
- 16Gyrru'r Ychen01:39
- 17Dafydd y Garreg Wen04:32
- 18Cyfri'r Geifr04:18
- 19Mae'nghariad i'n Fenws / Tros y Garreg04:32
- 20Nos Galan01:11
Info for Traditional Songs for Tenor & Harp
The two Welsh born musicians Huw Rhys-Evans (tenor) and Ieuan Jones (harp) are ideally suited to perform these Traditional Welsh Songs, many with roots in the later Middle Ages, dating back to c1340. This recording was made in 1991 and there is a freshness and exuberance in their artistry with energy and passion that understands the timeless simplicity of this music. The sound lures the listener into a bygone age of serenity and poetry which nourishes the soul. Being performed in the original Welsh adds authenticity, character, charm and fascination to these moving songs by largely unknown composers. The Welsh translations retain the poetry and insight that deserve to be relished not only by the Welsh, known for their natural musicality but to the wider world, as this is music in its purest form.
„By resurrecting the album and releasing it on HighResAudio, the Sussex-based Claudio Records label possibly hopes to make more of a splash on the market. They certainly deserve to, for this is a wonderful disc; truly ardderchog as Welsh speakers would put it.“ MusicWeb International)
Huw Rhys-Evans, tenor
Ieuan Jones, harp
Born in Tregaron, Wales, Huw Rhys-Evans won the Blue Riband Prize for the Singer of the Year at the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales and on three occasions, the Tenor Solo Award. Following studies with Kenneth Bowen at the Royal Academy of Music, he was awarded the Tenor Prize at the 1990 Great Grimsby International Competition for Singers and completed his studies at the National Opera Studio. Huw Rhys-Evans is particularly celebrated as a singer of Rossini, his engagements include Carlo/Goffredo in Armida, the title role Le Comte Ory and Torvaldo from Torvaldo e Dorliska at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival, Count Almaviva from The Barber of Seville for Opera North and Spier Opera,South Africa, Pilade from Ermione, Idreno from Semiramide for Chelsea Opera Group and Belfiore from Il Viaggio a Reims at the Palace of Verseille and the Strasbourg Music Festival. Other Operatic engagements have included Harris from Uncle Remus for Pegasus Opera, Flute from A Midsummer Night's Dream and Brighella from Ariadne Auf Naxos for English Touring Opera. Vivaldo form Die Hochzeit des Camacho at the Flanders International Festival, Duca Ottavio form Don Giovanni (Gazzaniga) and Errico La Vera Costanza for Bampton Classical Opera, (for the latter, he was cited as amongst Who's Hot by OPERA NOW), Ferrando Cosi Fan Tutte for Madrid Comic Opera, Opera d'Automne and Tours Opera, Don Ottavio from Don Giovanni for Perth Festival Opera, Belmonte from Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail for Opera Project, Nadir from The Philosopher's Stone for Collegium Musicum 90 (broadcast on BBC Radio 3), Pang from Turandot for Lyric Opera Dublin, Pong from Turandot for Mid-Wales Opera, Brighella from Ariadne Auf Naxos for the Norwegian State Opera, Young Servand from Electra at the BBC Proms, First Jew from Salome for the Bastille Opera, Third Jew from Salome for Merseille Opera, and Hyllus for Handel Hercules at the Varazdin Baroque Festival Croatia with the Welsh Baroque Orchestra.
Huw Rhys-Evans made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2001 and is particularly celebrated as an interpereter of the Evangelist in the J.S. Bach Passions. His concert engagements have taken him throughout the UK as well as to France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, The Netherlands and Singapore. He has broadcast for BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night and his recordings include Judge in Le Calife de Bagdad, Gouvy Cantata Egill and Stabat Mater, Vivaldo in Die Hochzeit des Camacho and All Through the Night ( Welsh songs with Harp). His latest recording of 'Torvaldo e Dorliska' by Rossini has just been released on the Naxos label.
Huw is singing the role of Filippo in Haydn's Opera L'infedelita Delusa with Aix-en.Provence Touring Opera Company (Touring Europe) up to March 2010.
Ieuan’s mission has taken him around the world, transfixing audiences with his richly characterful playing, in Spain they dubbed him “Esplendoroso Jones”. His flair is founded upon a solid basis of technique, acquired over years of study from the age of six to his studies at the Royal College of Music where he is now professor. Ieuan Jones has toured the world with his harp. He has performed in more than 25 countries, appeared as a soloist with some of the world’s leading orchestras and has many recordings to his credit. At home he appears in all the major concert halls, the Albert Hall, Festival Hall, Symphony Hall, Bridgewater Hall, St David’s Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Queens Hall, with varied programmes that include works rarely played on the harp and often with other instruments such as the flute, violin, and a programme of harp quintets with string quartet.