According 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.
||Biography by wikipedia.org.