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Love Poems To Music

Release Date: 12/14/1999 
Label:  Vox Muse Catalog #: 99102   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Claude DebussyJohann PachelbelFranz LisztJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Walter KlienChristopher LandorLee SellarsJerome Rose,   ... 
Conductor:  Günter KehrSiegfried LandauAlois Springer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mainz Chamber OrchestraConcord String QuartetWestchester Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 48 Mins. 

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This collection contains readings of famous poems accompanied by classical works. This collection contains readings of famous poems accompanied by classical works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite bergamasque: 3. Clair de lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Walter Klien (Piano), Christopher Landor (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Shakespeare's "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day." 
2. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Lee Sellars (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Günter Kehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mainz Chamber Orchestra
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes readings of Shelley's "Music, when soft voices die"; "True love," "I cannot promise you a life of sunshine," and "From this day forward" by anonymous authors; Thomas Rainborow's "Now what is love," Sir Walter Scott's "Love rules the court," Sir Edwin Arnold's "Destiny," John Donne's "Only our love," and Shakespeare's "Let me not to the marriage of true minds." 
3. Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 4, Au bord d'une source by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jerome Rose (Piano), Chris Campbell (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How do I love thee." 
4. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lee Sellars (Spoken Vocals)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mainz Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress." 
5. Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 1st movement, Allegro by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Rebecca Rosen (Spoken Vocals), Christopher Landor (Spoken Vocals)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concord String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes readings of Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" and Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply." 
6. Die Dreigroschenoper: Polly's Lied by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Christopher Landor (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Siegfried Landau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westchester Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Thomas Hood's "I love thee." 
7. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Humbert Lucarelli (Oboe), Chris Campbell (Spoken Vocals), Frank Morelli (Bassoon),
Susan Jolles (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "If thou must love me." 
8. Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Chris Campbell (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Alois Springer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of Emily Dickinson's "If you were coming in the Fall." 
9. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Chris Campbell (Spoken Vocals), Christopher Landor (Spoken Vocals), George Silfies (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Chamber Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: This selection includes a reading of John Donne's "The Ecstasy." 

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