Benjamin Luxon (1937-)
Last updated: 01.09.19
p_luxonb.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Benjamin Matthew Luxon CBE is a retired British baritone born in Redruth, Cornwall.
He studied with Walther Gruner at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Luxon has made more than one hundred recordings, many featuring early and mid twentieth-century British song-writing and folk song arrangements by composers such as Benjamin Britten, George Butterworth, Percy A. Grainger, Ivor Gurney, Roger Quilter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Finzi and Peter Warlock. His regular accompanist between 1961 and 1999 was the pianist David Willison.

On a personal note, I admire his rendition of Watkin's Ale tremendously. Here the story telling capabilities of an world-class opera singer and those of a folk singer are incomparable.
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     Title Remarks Supplier
       
cd15.gif  I love my love   flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif  Warlock Songs   flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Title Song
     
youtube15.jpg Watkin's Ale (5:24) Watkin's Ale
youtube15.jpg Whenas the Rye reach to the Chin (0:35) Whenas the Rye reach to the Chin