Bryn’s magic

The Art of Bryn Terfel

I was on a visit in London many years ago, and I loved the huge number of concerts I was able to enjoy. I recall going to the Wigmore Hall for a chamber music concert; when the concert ended, I noticed an announcement of a future concert with a singer’s name that I did not know at that time. The name was Bryn Terfel.

By now, of course Bryn Terfel is one of Britain’s best-loved singers, as comfortable in popular musical repertoire as he is in the great roles of opera. Deutsche Grammophon recently released this 2-CD collection.

This recording includes a huge range of Mr. Terfel’s interpretations:


  • Une puce gentille ‘Flea Song’ (from La damnation de Faust)
  • Voici des roses (Air de Méphistophélès)


  • Sleep

Gwynn Williams:

  • My Little Welsh Home


  • Si, tra i ceppi (from Berenice)
  • Te Deum in D major ‘Dettingen’, HWV283: Vouchsafe, O Lord

Hughes, J:

  • Guide me, O thou great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda)

Loewe, F:

  • Paint Your Wagon: They Call the Wind Maria


  • In diesem Wetter, in diesem Braus (Kindertotenlieder)


  • Lord God of Abraham (Elijah)


  • Non piu andrai, farfallone amoroso (from Le Nozze di Figaro)
  • Il core vi dono (from Così fan tutte)
  • Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (from Die Zauberflöte)
  • Io ti lascio, oh cara, addio, KAnh. 245


  • Tre sbirri…Una carozza…Presto ‘Te Deum’ (from Tosca)


  • Go, lovely Rose, Op. 24 No. 3 (Edmund Wailer)


  • The Lord bless you and keep you


  • Erlkönig, D328
  • Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)
  • Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)


  • Du bist wie eine Blume, Op. 25 No. 24
  • Die beiden Grenadiere, Op. 49 No. 1
  • Mein Wagen rollet langsam, Op. 142 No. 4

Sullivan, A:

  • Hereupon we’re both agreed (The Yeomen of the Guard)


  • Amazing Grace


  • Ar hyd y Nos (All through the night)

Suo gan

  • Deep River

Vaughan Williams:

  • The Vagabond (from Songs of Travel)
  • Silent Noon


  • Ehi! Paggio! … L’onore! Ladri! (from Falstaff)


  • Die Frist ist um (from Der fliegende Holländer)
  • O du, mein holder Abendstern (from Tannhäuser)

Performed by Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)


Here is “An die Musik” by Franz Schubert, performed by Bryn Terfel


And now he sings for you “In der Fremde” by RobertSchumann


And finally, he sings Suo-Gan, a folk song


Tags: Bryn Terfel, The Art of Bryn Terfel, Bass-Baritone

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