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Stopping By / Kyle Bielfield

Barber / Bielfield / Glen / Samis
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3445  
Composer:  Amy Marcy BeachSamuel BarberNed RoremJohn Woods Duke,   ... 
Performer:  Kyle BielfieldLachlan GlenMichael Samis
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It is apparent in every song recorded on Stopping By that this submersion in the largely uncharted waters of American Art Song was a labor of love for Kyle Bielfield and Lachlan Glen. Their partnership produces one of the most rewarding explorations of this underserved repertory, joining overlooked recordings by Mildred Miller, Eleanor Steber, and Jan De Gaetani... What they have recorded here are performances of some of America’s most beautiful songs that do not attempt to inflate or overstate their importance. Emily Dickinson wrote that ‘This world is not Conclusion. / A sequel stands beyond… / Invisible, as Music… / But positive, as Sound.’ This disc is but the beginning of an exquisite journey, both for these intriguing young Read more artists and for the art of American Song, and the plentiful enticements of this recording inspire the hope that many sequels stand beyond." – Joseph Newsome, Voix Des Arts Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Songs (4), Op. 56: no 1, Autumn Song by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935 
3. The Lordly Hudson by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
4. Water that falls and runs away by John Woods Duke
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USA 
5. The Water-Lily by Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911 
6. Three Poems of Robert Frost: The Rose Family by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
7. In the Woods by Paul Bowles
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
8. Songs (4), Op. 13: no 3, Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by John Woods Duke
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
10. Snake by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
11. From the land of the sky blue water by Charles Wakefield Cadman
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: Modern 
12. Morning in Paris by John Woods Duke
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
13. Poems (3), Op. 9: no 3, Phantoms by Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
14. Bread and Music by John Woods Duke
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
15. Little Elegy by John Woods Duke
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
16. Songs (6): no 5, Wood Song by John Woods Duke
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
17. February Twilight by John Woods Duke
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
18. Beauty Is Not Caused by Celius Dougherty
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
19. Stopping by woods on a snowy evening by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
20. Songs (4), Op. 56: no 2, Go not too far by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
21. The Benediction by Mark Abel
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
22. Old American Songs, Set 1: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
23. Old American Songs, Set 1: Long Time Ago by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
24. Beautiful dreamer by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; USA 
25. Gentle Annie by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Lachlan Glen (Piano), Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Michael Samis (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; USA 
26. Change Partners by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
27. The Skin of our Teeth: Spring Will Come Again by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
28. Peter Pan: Dream with me by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Kyle Bielfield (Tenor), Lachlan Glen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 

Sound Samples

4 Songs, Op. 56 (text by H.H.A. Beach): 4 Songs, Op. 56: No. 1. Autumn Song
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
The Lordly Hudson
Water that Falls and Runs Away
The Water Lily
3 Poems of Robert Frost (version for voice and piano): 3 Poems of Robert Frost: No. 2. The Rose Family
In the Woods
4 Songs, Op. 13 (text by J. Agee): 4 Songs, Op. 13: No. 3. Sure on this Shining Night
Stopping by woods on a snowy evening
Snake
From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water
Morning in Paris
3 Poems, Op. 9 (text by A. Giovannitti): 3 Poems, Op. 9: No. 3. Phantoms
Bread and Music
Little Elegy
6 Songs: No. 5. Wood Song
February Twilight
Beauty Is Not Caused
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
4 Songs, Op. 56 (text by F. Coates): 4 Songs, Op. 56: No. 2. Go Not Too Far
The Benediction
Old American Songs I: IV. Simple Gifts
Old American Songs I: III. Long Time Ago
Beautiful Dreamer
Gentle Annie (arr. for voice, cello and piano)
Carefree: Change partners
Spring Will Come Again
Peter Pan: Dream With Me

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  4 Customer Reviews )
 Stopping By, Kyle Bielfield & Lachlan Glen December 2, 2013 By K. Williams See All My Reviews "American Art Song Renewed Indeed, this album is a labor of love. In it the artists have set down American art songs that perhaps would have been recorded by no one else and have done so in a style reminiscent of an era long past. Remembering that American art song had its beginning in the parlors of people’s homes and performed by classically trained musicians, Mr. Bielfield, Mr. Glen, and Mr. Samis bring us music with lyrics composed and written by an array of our country’s accomplished songwriters and most beloved poets. The presentation of each song is simple and unaffected, yet technically brilliant. Mr. Bielfield’s rich vocal quality lends itself perfectly to create this as an overall effect of the production. In addition, the range and flexibility of his voice allows him to add a depth of color and adaptation that may well surprise the listener. Mr. Glen and Mr. Samis are more no mere accompanists. The feeling they convey through their portrayal of music brings an added dimension to this album that is truly nothing short of beautiful. It is this collaboration of voice, piano, and cello that allows us to experience something that is historic, yet new and fresh. From the melodies of Stephen Foster to the poetry of Robert Frost to Mark Abel’s “The Benediction”, in this album today’s listeners are treated to a truly American song experience." Report Abuse
 Incredibly New October 15, 2013 By Dave Thomas See All My Reviews "I can't get over how wonderful this recording is. There are some common arts songs and some I've never heard of, but NOTHING is common about how they are portrayed. This is the way American music should be done. With honesty and clear style to will put it right up there next to German lied and French chanson. Its time for American art song to step up and this is the beginning. Simply beautiful." Report Abuse
 Glorious debut recording October 11, 2013 By Arthur Leonard (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "Disclosure up front - I met Lachlan Glen when I attended many of the Schubert lieder concerts that he and Jonathan Ware organized in NYC last season, so I was particular excited to learn that he would be participating in this recording project. The results are fantastic. This is an intriguing collection of American songs, beautifully sung, and the sound quality is right up there with the best. Balancing voice and piano is a very difficult task, but it is well handled here by musicians and audio engineers. This one has my highest recommendation." Report Abuse
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