Benjamin Britten

Michael Southern
Pittwater Life (Australia)

The early recordings of Britten's folksong arrangements, with the composer on the piano and his partner tenor Peter Pears singing has finally been matched  by this Australian duet, both based in Europe where it was recorded. Davislim has a clear ringing voice that suits the folk song arrangements ideally: clear diction and a sympathetic approach to the fact that folk songs are rarely happy Simone Young puts down the baton to become a fine accompanist in this beaut recording by an Australian company.