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AMERICAN SONG RECITAL

Lauren Wagner, Fred Weldy

Richard Hundley, Leonard Bernstein, Craig Urquhart, Lori Laitman, Paul Bowles, John Corigliano, John Duke, Richard Thomas, John Musto, William Bolcom, George Gershwin

SKU: 5293

Year of release: 1993

1. Come ready and see me Richard Hundley 02:23
2. Sweet Suffolk Owl Richard Hundley 01:37
3. Waterbird Richard Hundley 03:19
4. For Craig Urquhart (solo piano), from ''Anniversaries'' Leonard Bernstein 00:59
5. On this wondrous sea Craig Urquhart 01:31
6. The Metropolitan Tower Lori Laitman 01:58
7. The Strong House Lori Laitman 01:43
8. Secret Words Paul Bowles 02:15
9. Sugar in the Cane Paul Bowles 01:27
10. Nigth without sleep Paul Bowles 02:06
11. Fort Tryon Park John Corigliano 02:10
12. For my Daughter, Nina (solo piano) from ''Anniversaries'' Leonard Bernstein 02:23
13. Bee! I'm expecting you John Duke 01:02
14. I never saw a Moor Richard Thomas 02:12
15. Recuerdo John Musto 04:30
16. Social Note John Musto 00:51
17. For William Kappel (solo piano), from ''Anniversaries'' Leonard Bernstein 00:24
18. Never More will the Wind William Bolcom 02:02
19. Dream with me Leonard Bernstein 03:17
20. Prelude I (solo piano) George Gershwin 01:43
21. Prelude II (solo piano) George Gershwin 03:40
22. Prelude III (solo piano) George Gershwin 01:17
23. Someone to Watch over Me George Gershwin 03:03
Total time: 48:02

About this album

American art song American art song has a color and an appeal all its own. Departing from the constraints of late nineteenth-century European traditions to draw from elements of American culture including folk music, jazz, and Broadway composers of American art song have created a large body of literature over the last century that has won great popularity with singers and audiences alike. While requiring the same vocal gifts demanded by Strauss and Wolf, there is an ease to this genre (abetted, perhaps, by the accessibility of texts in English) that may trick listeners into thinking they are not hearing lieder….

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Reviews

New York Times

Miss Wagner put together a program of considerable beauty and consistency and made a case for the richness of the American song repertory (...)

Klassiek

(...) Wat een klankkleuren kan deze zangeres maken, wat een schitterende stem, wat een stembeheersing (...)

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Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSony digital Editor 3000
Mastering EngineerBert van der Wolf
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Recording FormatPCM 44.1
Analog To Digital ConverterdCS900
Recording DateMay 1992
Recording LocationBad Homburg, Germany
EditingBert van der Wolf
Recording EngineerBert van der Wolf
ProducerTed Diehl