'Three Ravens'

Music critic Tom Manoff reviews The Three Ravens — Elizabethan Folk and Minstrel Songs. The singer is Alfred Deller, countertenor. This is a re-release of a 1955 recording, which Manoff remembers vividly listening to as a young boy growing up in New York City. He finds Deller's voice otherworldly, magical, painting important words with poignant inflections. And the mythical stories of the Elizabethan songs are appropriately sung by a voice that transforms the listener to an otherworldly place of magic and myth.

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