Music Web International Reviews Vol. 1 of The Complete Delius Songbook

“Mark Stone is rising fast in the ranks of baritones and has been heard in opera on both sides of the Atlantic. He has a powerful and affecting voice and puts a lot of thought into his conception of each song. His stated intention is to record all the Delius songs and this is good […]

American Record Guide Reviews The Delius Songbook

217 Records is proud to support Stone Records‘ The Complete Delius Songbook – Volume 1. American Record Guide November / December 2011 Issue Delius: Songs 1Mark Stone, bar; Stephen Barlow, pStone 80062 – 79 minutes At long last, here is a project to record all of the composer’s songs for voice and piano. It is […]

Frederick Delius Songbook CD: U.S. Release

Read press release online at this link. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 217 Records Contact: Tami Kennedy 207-838-0816 [email protected] Volume One of the Frederick Delius Songbook to be Released in the United States this September ASHFORD, CONNECTICUT (August 22, 2011) – In honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great English composer Frederick Delius […]

The Sunday Times Reviews new Frederick Delius Songbook CD

Mark Stone, Stephen Barlow (piano) Stone Records Just under half of Delius’s 61 seldom programmed songs are recorded, so we can expect another volume to complete his “songbook”. The likeable British baritone Mark Stone is the founder-owner of Stone Records, but this is more than a vanity project (he is also making a Wolf edition, […]

Frederick Delius Remembered

Andrew Clark reviews the new CD “The Complete Delius Songbook – Volume 1” in the Financial Times. Next year marks the 150th anniversary of Delius’s birth, but don’t expect the music business to take any note: the Bradford-born composer, who spent most of his life in self-imposed exile from England, remains deeply unfashionable. Hats off, […]

Delius Songbook – Volume 1: Now Available

Stone Records’ The Complete Delius Songbook – Volume 1 will be released in the UK on July 18 and is available now on the Stone Records website at this link. This is the first CD in a two-disc series that will comprise the first ever complete recording of the songs of Frederick Delius (1862-1934) for […]

Delius Songbook – Volume 1: Coming in July

Stone Records presents: To DaffodilsMusic by Frederick DeliusWords by Robert HerrickMark Stone – BaritoneStephen Barlow – Piano From the CD The Complete Delius Songbook – Volume 1 which will be released this July by Stone Records. Michael Maglaras of 217 Records is executive producer. This is the first CD in a two-disc series that will […]

Behind the Scenes with Mark Stone: Delius Songbook Project

Banker Mark Stone Turns Baritone, Sets Up His Own Record Label: Interview By Warwick Thompson Nov 2, 2010 It’s a sad fact that classical recording contracts are as rare as shy sopranos or well-read tenors. Baritone and former accountant Mark Stone, passionate about English songs, isn’t fazed. He founded his own label. Set up in […]

Announcing the Delius Songbook Project – Volume One

Filmmaker, actor, and record producer Michael Maglaras has announced that 217 Records will be participating in a major classical music release: Volume One of a planned two-volume set of all 61 surviving songs for solo voice and piano by the English composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934). The notable English baritone Mark Stone, accompanied at the piano […]