This record was first released by Candid in 1997 and represented Stacey Kent’s debut as leader. It had a considerable boost from a liner note written by Humphrey Lyttelton who said that her singing had held him riveted from the moment he first played a tape she had sent him. He went on to praise her singing and explain how it had so impressed him.
Humph’s enthusiasm is easy to understand once this double LP has been played through two or three times. The opening