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A Musical Soirée - Female Vocal Duets / Crescendo

Crescendo Colette Belanger, Soprano Carolyn Byers,
Label:  Arktos Recordings   Catalog #: 20045  
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnThomas MorleyJules MassenetJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Colette BelangerCarolyn ByersAngela Cavar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the days before radio and recorded music, to have music in your home meant making the music yourself. The parlour piano became the gathering place for social occasions. Solos, duets, arrangements of the day's most popular melodies -- this was the era not only for the printed music publisher, but for those that arranged or composed music meant to be performed by people of varying musical abilities. In the days before radio and recorded music, to have music in your home meant making the music yourself. The parlour piano became the gathering place for social occasions. Solos, duets, arrangements of the day's most popular melodies -- this was the era not only for the printed music publisher, but for those that arranged or composed music meant to be performed by people of varying musical abilities. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Folksongs (3) for 2 Voices: no 2, Abendlied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1839; Germany 
2. Duets (6), Op. 63: no 6, Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
3. Folksongs (3) for 2 Voices: no 3, Wasserfahrt by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1839; Germany 
4. First Booke of Ayres: It was a lover and his lasse by Thomas Morley
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1600; England 
5. Songs (3): no 1, Joie! by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
6. Duets (4), Op. 61: no 3, Phänomen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
7. Requiem: Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
8. Perchance to Dream: We'll gather lilacs by Ivor Novello
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
9. Les soirées musicales: no 10, La pesca by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
10. Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO 33: no 15, Schwesterlein, Schwesterlien by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1894; Germany 
11. Come, ye sons of art, away, Z 323: Sound the trumpet by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
12. El desdichado by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
13. The silent mill by Montague Phillips
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
14. Duetto buffo di due gatti by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
15. Songs (3), Op. 15: no 2, Five Eyes by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; England 
16. Trust her not by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Colette Belanger (Soprano), Carolyn Byers (Mezzo Soprano), Angela Cavar (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Crescendo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Ireland 

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