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Songs from Chicago / Hampson, Huang


Release Date: 09/14/2018 
Label:  Cedille Records   Catalog #: 180  
Composer:  Ernst BaconFlorence Beatrice PriceJohn Alden CarpenterMargaret Bonds
Performer:  Thomas HampsonKuang-Hao Huang
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Thomas Hampson, America’s leading baritone and a champion of the art of classic song — poetry set to music — makes his Cedille Records debut with a program of songs by five composers of the early 20th century associated with the city of Chicago: Ernst Bacon, Florence Price, John Alden Carpenter, Margaret Bonds, and Louis Campbell-Tipton. All of them, Hampson says, “have distinguished themselves in history as great voices of the artistic American narrative.” Hailed as “an outstanding recitalist” by Grove Music Online, the much-honored international opera star, recording artist, and “ambassador of song” performs compositions based on poems by Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, and Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet who became the first Read more non-European to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Hampson, whose discography includes more than 170 albums, including Grammy and Grand Prix de Disque award winners, is accompanied on Songs from Chicago by collaborative pianist extraordinaire Kuang-Hao Huang, accompanist of choice for Chicago’s top singers and instrumentalists. The New York Philharmonic’s first Artist-in-Residence, Hampson also has been honored with a Concertgebouw Prize, Library of Congress Living Legends Award, and the Hugo-Wolf-Medal for outstanding achievements in the art of song interpretation, among many other awards. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs at Parting by Ernst Bacon
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
2.
Songs to the Dark Virgin by Florence Beatrice Price
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1941; United States 
3.
My dream by Florence Beatrice Price
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
4.
Negro Songs (4): No. 1, Shake Your Brown Feet, Honey by John Alden Carpenter
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
5.
Negro Songs (4): No. 3, The Cryin' Blues by John Alden Carpenter
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
6.
Negro Songs (4): No. 2, Jazz-Boyz by John Alden Carpenter
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
7.
Dream Portraits (3) by Margaret Bonds
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1959; United States 
8.
The Negro speaks of rivers by Margaret Bonds
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
9.
Gitanjali "Song Offerings" by John Alden Carpenter
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Kuang-Hao Huang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1942; United States 

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