A varied and imaginative song recital from tenor Thomas Michael Allen focusing on themes of distance and longing.


An elegant artist with an excellent line [...] his breath control is so extraordinary [...] his diction in every language is superb. All in all, a very fine recital disc well worth exploring.


[...] Thomas Michael Allen is a singer of real stature. He is above all a superb stylist, as this very eclectic programme amply demonstrates.
A word about his pianist, Charles Spencer; he is indeed a truly outstanding accompanist, and his playing is a major attraction on this recording.
[...] a beautifully planned and executed CD by two outstanding musicians, each a master of his art.

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Gwyn Parry-Jones - MusicWeb International, April 2014



Thomas Michael Allen, Tenor

Charles Spencer, Piano

Cover 'Far Away'
Label: Capriccio / No. C5194 • Recording: 24.-26.06.2011
Release: 03.03.2014 • Barcode: 0845221051949 • Discs: 1

• Samples

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved) Op. 98
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Melodies de Venise Op. 58: No.3 Green
Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
Walzer-Gesänge nach Toskanischen Volksliedern von Ferdinand Gregorovius Op. 6:
No. 3 Fensterlein, nachts bist du zu