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Occident Meets Orient

Romerg / Fitzpatrick,Carole / Barefield,Robert
Release Date: 01/06/2015 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1532   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sigmund RombergRobert SchumannOttorino RespighiGeorge W. Chadwick,   ... 
Performer:  Robert BarefieldCarole FitzPatrickRussell Ryan
Number of Discs: 1 
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This recording explores societal attitudes and misconceptions about life in Eastern cultures through Western classical and popular music of the 19th and 20th centuries. Fascinated by the East, Western composers of opera, operetta, musical theater, art song and popular dance-inspired tunes were influenced by a trend now known as Orientalism; the construction of a mythic Eastern stereotype through music, visual art, poetry, and other cultural texts. Soprano Carole FitzPatrick, baritone Robert Barefield and pianist Russell Ryan have collaborated in discovering, performing and now recording these songs that reflect Western society's fascination, ambivalence and misconceptions of the East. - Albany Records This recording explores societal attitudes and misconceptions about life in Eastern cultures through Western classical and popular music of the 19th and 20th centuries. Fascinated by the East, Western composers of opera, operetta, musical theater, art song and popular dance-inspired tunes were influenced by a trend now known as Orientalism; the construction of a mythic Eastern stereotype through music, visual art, poetry, and other cultural texts. Soprano Carole FitzPatrick, baritone Robert Barefield and pianist Russell Ryan have collaborated in discovering, performing and now recording these songs that reflect Western society's fascination, ambivalence and misconceptions of the East. - Albany Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Desert Song by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
2.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 8, Talismane by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
3.
Liriche (6), Set 2: no 3, Le repos en Egypte by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
4.
Allah by George W. Chadwick
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; USA 
5.
Thaďs: O messager de Dieu. Baigne d'eau mes mains by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
6.
Songs (5), FS 12/Op. 4: no 2, I seraillets have by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; Denmark 
7.
Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
8.
Harem Life (Outside Of That Every Little Thing's All Right) by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
9.
Rebecca (Came Back from Mecca) by Bert Kalmar
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
10.
Beshebara by Thomas Hughes
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
11.
The Rose of Persia: Suppose, I say, suppose by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
12.
Suleika und Hatem by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
13.
Suleika no 1, D 720 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1821; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Goethe Lieder: no 44, Komm, Liebchen, komm! by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
15.
El Zegrí by Isidro Hernández
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
16.
Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39 no 4 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
17.
The Return by Granville Bantock
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
18.
La fuite by Alphonse Duvernoy
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)
19.
Desertana by Paul Biese
Performer:  Robert Barefield (Baritone), Carole FitzPatrick (Soprano), Russell Ryan (Piano)

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