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Out of the Shadows: Rediscovered American Art Songs / Delan, Korth, Haimovitz


Release Date: 09/09/2016 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186572  
Composer:  Paul NordoffPaul BowlesStephen PaulusTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Lisa DelanMatt HaimovitzKevin Korth
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On this remarkable recording, Out of the Shadows: Rediscovered American Art Songs, a century’s worth of treasures emerge from the shadows of both memory and history. The discovery of these songs began years ago, when soprano Lisa Delan was a student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her teachers, some of whom were contemporaries of the composers, recognized the artistic value of several of these works. Knowing that Ms. Delan would imbue them with special interpretive qualities, they presented her with copies of some of the music now on this disc. She decided to go further, to discover additional Americana—a kind of musical excavation that would bring to light and to life a body of art songs that deserved to be better known. Mined Read more from extensive research, the gems on this CD are priceless additions to the art song genre. They form a compelling body of literature that, until now, has been underrepresented or completely unrepresented on recordings. These songs honor the universality of the human experience—love, loss, faith, joy, sadness, nostalgia—in uniquely American settings. The spirit, pragmatism and romanticism of a country born in revolution and maturing in reason and hopefulness is evident in these works. It’s all here, in 31 songs by ten composers. The tonal palette of each of these composers reveals a singular style, in hues rich, varied and distinctively American. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Serenade by Paul Nordoff
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
2.
Music I Heard with You by Paul Nordoff
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
3.
Elegy by Paul Nordoff
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
4.
This Is the Shape of the Leaf by Paul Nordoff
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
5.
Willow River by Paul Nordoff
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
6.
There shall be more joy, Op. 48 no 6 by Paul Nordoff
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
7.
Blue Mountain Ballads by Paul Bowles
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
8.
Songs of love and longing by Stephen Paulus
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; USA 
9.
Auld Lang Syne by Traditional
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Scotland 
10.
Shenandoah by Traditional
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
Written: USA 
11.
Just-Spring by John Duke
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
12.
Hist whist little ghostthings by John Woods Duke
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
13.
I carry your heart by John Woods Duke
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; United States 
14.
The mountains are dancing by John Woods Duke
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; United States 
15.
Songs (3) of Adieu by Norman Dello Joio
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
16.
A Letter from Sullivan Ballou by John Kander
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
17.
The Nativity According to St. Luke: My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord by Randall Thompson
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
18.
Tapestry by Randall Thompson
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
19.
Velvet shoes by Randall Thompson
Performer:  Lisa Delan (Soprano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Kevin Korth (Piano)
Written: 1927 

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