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Winner of the 2006 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and the Verbier Festival Academy's 2008 Prix d'Honneur, Joshua Hopkins has been hailed as 'an outstanding young baritone with a virile, vigorous yet velvety sound and an immediately evident dramatic authority.' This vocal recital features four contrasting and highly individual twentieth-century song cycles. Though apparently unconnected, Vaughan-Williams' landmark Songs of Travel, Srul Irving Glick's Southof North - Images of Canada, Paul Bowles' Blue Mountain Ballads, and Samuel Barber's Three Songs, Op. 45 are united by the English language and by a strong sense of place - more specifically, by the underlying presence of nature.