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The Light That Is Felt - Songs Of Charles Ives / Narucki, Berman


Release Date: 11/11/2008 
Label:  New World Records   Catalog #: 80680   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald BermanSusan Narucki
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Given the critical editions used, and the 20-year immersion which resulted in Donald Berman’s album The Unknown Ives, The Light That Is Felt comes with an impeccable Ivesian pedigree. But none of this would count for anything if it wasn’t for the fact that the disc represents a fertile meeting of minds belonging to two eloquent champions of 20th-century American music. Some of the songs set the likes of Byron and Milton, Heine and Keats; others record a day-to-day world, deepest emotion cheek-by-jowl with the whimsy of commonplace observation. The album opens with the lullabyembrace of ‘Songs my Mother taught me’, which sets the scene with nostalgic warmth.

So often Ives demands an unselfconscious simplicity not all singers
Read more can muster. Susan Narucki knows how not to over-gild – never A fertile encounter paul riley enjoys Susan Narucki’s direct style with Ives champions: Donald Berman with soprano Susan Narucki rendering maudlin the rich thread of nocturne and remembrance which runs throughout the artfully-plotted programme. The oppressed fragility of ‘Like a Sick Eagle’ is something special on a very special disc indeed. Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5)

-- Paul Riley, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Songs my mother taught me by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; USA 
2.
Tom Sails Away by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
3.
The Housatonic at Stockbridge by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; USA 
4.
The Greatest Man by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; USA 
5.
West London by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; USA 
6.
Incantation by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; USA 
7.
Du bist wie eine Blume by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1897; USA 
8.
Down East by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; USA 
9.
The Children's Hour by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; USA 
10.
Where the eagle by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; USA 
11.
General William Booth Enters into Heaven by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
12.
The Things our Fathers Loved by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
13.
Two Little Flowers by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; USA 
14.
August by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USA 
15.
September by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USA 
16.
December by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1913; USA 
17.
The Light that is felt by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; USA 
18.
Ann Street by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; USA 
19.
Set no 6 for Small Orchestra "From the Side Hill": no 4, Evening by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1925-1930; USA 
20.
The Sea of Sleep by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
21.
Set no 1 for Small Orchestra: no 4, Like a Sick Eagle by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1911; USA 
22.
Swimmers by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; USA 
23.
Watchman by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; USA 
24.
Feldeinsamkeit by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897; USA 
25.
The New River by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; USA 
26.
Minnelied by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1892; USA 
27.
Romanzo di Central Park by Charles Ives
Performer:  Donald Berman (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; USA 

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