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Fennimore: Eventide, Etc / Fennimore, Et Al


Release Date: 08/10/1995 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 23   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Joseph Fennimore
Performer:  Joyce CastleJoseph FennimoreKaren WilliamsHillary Johnsson,   ... 
Conductor:  Timm Rolek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chelsea Chamber Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...his music is a disarming mix of spare lyricism, poignancy and gently nose thumbing irreverence. His Eventideis a one-act chamber opera, based on James Purdy's short story of the same name; the richly evocative music takes up where Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 leaves off. Karen Williams and Hillary Johnsson sing lusciously, and Williams does well, too, by the six miscellaneous songs. Joyce Castle makes a lively case for the sassy settings of lines form a Berlitz language primer...Fennimore himself accompanies tellingly in the songs." (Kansas City Star) "...his music is a disarming mix of spare lyricism, poignancy and gently nose thumbing irreverence. His Eventideis a one-act chamber opera, based on James Purdy's short story of the same name; the richly evocative music takes up where Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 leaves off. Karen Williams and Hillary Johnsson sing lusciously, and Williams does well, too, by the six miscellaneous songs. Joyce Castle makes a lively case for the sassy settings of lines form a Berlitz language primer...Fennimore himself accompanies tellingly in the songs." (Kansas City Star) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Berlitz "Introduction to French" by Joseph Fennimore
Performer:  Joyce Castle (Mezzo Soprano), Joseph Fennimore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
Venue:  Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas 
Length: 10 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Inscape by Joseph Fennimore
Performer:  Joseph Fennimore (Piano), Joyce Castle (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973-1977; USA 
Length: 19 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. Winterlove by Joseph Fennimore
Performer:  Joseph Fennimore (Piano), Karen Williams (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Mary Weeps for Her Child by Joseph Fennimore
Performer:  Joseph Fennimore (Piano), Karen Williams (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Snow Grew out of the Sky Last Night by Joseph Fennimore
Performer:  Joseph Fennimore (Piano), Karen Williams (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Infant Joy by Joseph Fennimore
Performer:  Joseph Fennimore (Piano), Karen Williams (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Now Death has Shut Your Eyes by Joseph Fennimore
Performer:  Karen Williams (Soprano), Joseph Fennimore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
8. My Heart by Joseph Fennimore
Performer:  Karen Williams (Soprano), Joseph Fennimore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. Eventide by Joseph Fennimore
Performer:  Hillary Johnsson (Mezzo Soprano), Philip Creech (Tenor), Karen Williams (Soprano)
Conductor:  Timm Rolek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chelsea Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USA 
Length: 17 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 

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