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Suitably understated performances of mostly quiet and understated music. There are no undiscovered masterpieces here, but it’s all well worth hearing, especially as I had not even heard of Geoffrey Stern before, from the second of whose Four Songs of James Joyce the overall title of the collection is taken. With idiomatic performances and good recording, this is well worth seeking out by lovers of English song looking for something unusual.

—Brian Wilson