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Four Stars for Kathryn Rudge from BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Magazine Reviews Kathryn Rudge and Christopher Glynn’s new Songs by Eric Coates recording!

Songs by Eric Coates

“once upon a time the songs of Eric Coates were sung and recorded by the world’s most prominent artists…which is one reason why this interesting new anthology is welcome. Another is the warm, empathetic advocacy of…Kathryn Rudge. Her creamy, generous mezzo-soprano affectionately cossets the languorous melody of ‘In a Sleepy Lagoon’ and caresses the delicate ‘Bird Songs at Eventide’. In songs which seem perilously sentimental…Rudge is deft at dialing back the whymsy, and distilling genuine emotion. … The ‘Four Old English Songs’…show Coates to be considerably more than a writer of facile parlour melodies. Rudge’s vibrant interpretation makes a persuasive case for them, and Christopher Glynn’s fluid accompaniment is a model of supportive sensitivity. … A valuable issue.”

—Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recording: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️