"It doesn't take long to hear why people are excited. Her voice already has tremendous reserves of power, impeccable intonation, the capacity for a gloriously sustained legato and, most interesting of all, a distinctive vocal quality." The Times
A former winner of the RNCM Joyce & Michael Kennedy Strauss Prize, Kathryn Rudge brings us some early Strauss songs together with music by World War 1 composers Gurney, Bridge and Browne – a close friend of Rupert Brooke, he chose the poet's last resting place. Shakespearean settings are another strong feature, and powerful solo piano music from Granados, who drowned in the English Channel when his ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1916.