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Songs of America / Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish


Release Date: 05/28/1992 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79178   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Stephen FosterElliott CarterCharles Wakefield CadmanRuth Crawford Seeger,   ... 
Performer:  Jan DeGaetaniGilbert KalishJoyce Robbins
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mavens of American song will recognize from our headnote that many of these entries are in fact excerpted from suites or cycles of songs, and of course collectors of the "complete" this or that will be saddened by that news. Yet that is also the measure of the careful process of selection employed by the splendid voice-and-piano team of DeGaetani and Kalish in winnowing their way through hundreds of possible items for inclusion in this broad-based survey of American art song–those verging on the popular not excluded (note the Stephen Foster and Carrie Jacobs-Bond selections). What is more, the lyricists include some of America's finest poets, so that these pieces represent a genuinely native response to native texts. As I write Read more this, 1988's presidential campaign is in the final writhings of its dismal existence, which makes it a special pleasure to have something to take national pride in. The anthology is generous as to length (note that the new-to-records Charles Ives numbers include one, "The All-Enduring," which is on the CD version only; another, "Sunrise," uses a violin as well as voice and piano), ideal as to performances and sound, and enriched by extraordinarily fine notes by David Hamilton. With full lyrics included, this must-own album is a credit to producer Teresa Sterne.

-- John Ditsky, FANFARE [3/1989] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Beautiful child of song by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
2.
Three Poems of Robert Frost: Dust of Snow by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
3.
Three Poems of Robert Frost: Dust of Snow by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
4.
American Indian Songs (4), Op. 45 no 4: The moon drops low by Charles Wakefield Cadman
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; USA 
5.
Songs (5) to poems by Carl Sandburg: Home Thoughts by Ruth Crawford Seeger
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
6.
Songs (5) to poems by Carl Sandburg: White moon by Ruth Crawford Seeger
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
7.
Songs (5) to poems by Carl Sandburg: Joy by Ruth Crawford Seeger
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
8.
The Widow's Lament in Springtime by Milton Babbitt
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
9.
American Primitive by Warren Benson
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
10.
The Sleeper by George Crumb
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
11.
My Father by Irving Fine
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Nothin' but Love by Carrie Jacobs Bond
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; USA 
13.
Songs (7) as Unpretentious as the Wild Rose: I Love You Truly by Carrie Jacobs Bond
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; USA 
14.
Her Greatest Charm by Carrie Jacobs Bond
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; USA 
15.
The Junk Man by Sergius Kagen
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
16.
Lost by Mario Davidovsky
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
17.
Little Four Paws by John Cage
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
18.
Dozing on the Lawn by William Schuman
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
19.
She is not fair by Charles Ives
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1893; USA 
20.
The All-enduring by Charles Ives
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896; USA 
21.
Lethe by Rebecca Clarke
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
22.
Interlude by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
23.
Time, You Old Gypsy Man by Samuel Adler
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
24.
Grandma (Millie) by Stanley Walden
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
25.
Stein X Seven: No 6 by Aaron Jay Kernis
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
26.
Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 4, Waitin' by William Bolcom
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1985; USA 
27.
There Came a Wind Like a Bugle by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Gilbert Kalish (Piano), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
28.
Sunrise by Charles Ives
Performer:  Joyce Robbins (Violin), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 

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