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Carolyn Heafner Sings American Songs - Poûhe, Beach, Et Al


Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog #: 854   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jay PoûheJack BeesonHugo WeisgallLee Hoiby,   ... 
Performer:  Carolyn HeafnerJay PoûheDixie Ross NeillLee Hoiby
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In case some people need to be reminded, not all American songs come from musicals. This collection of works sung by Carolyn Heafner is distinctly American, but the styles owe more to the opera house than to the works of Cole Porter or Irving Berlin.
Heafner's classically trained voice is a powerfully rich instrument that drives these pieces. With minimal piano accompaniment, her voice fills the compositions with delicate beauty. Written by some of America's most popular poets (Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay), many of the lyrics will be familiar to the listener. The music has a refined elegance, evoking moods rather than strong passions: its stately beauty is a pleasure to behold.
In case some people need to be reminded, not all American songs come from musicals. This collection of works sung by Carolyn Heafner is distinctly American, but the styles owe more to the opera house than to the works of Cole Porter or Irving Berlin.
Heafner's classically trained voice is a powerfully rich instrument that drives these pieces. With minimal piano accompaniment, her voice fills the compositions with delicate beauty. Written by some of America's most popular poets (Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay), many of the lyrics will be familiar to the listener. The music has a refined elegance, evoking moods rather than strong passions: its stately beauty is a pleasure to behold. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Amorous Line by Jay Poûhe
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Jay Poûhe (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 
2.
Death by Owl-Eyes by Jack Beeson
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
3.
The You Should of Done it Blues by Jack Beeson
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
4.
Eldorado by Jack Beeson
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
5.
Songs (4), Op. 1 by Hugo Weisgall
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934 
6.
Night by Lee Hoiby
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Lee Hoiby (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
7.
I'm nobody by Ernst Bacon
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1931; USA 
8.
Eden by Ernst Bacon
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
9.
Poems (5) by Emily Dickinson: no 3, Poor little heart by Ernst Bacon
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
10.
The little Stone by Ernst Bacon
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
11.
The Heart by Ernst Bacon
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
12.
The Banks of the Yellow Sea by Ernst Bacon
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
13.
The simple days by Ernst Bacon
Performer:  Carolyn Heafner (Soprano), Dixie Ross Neill (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
14.
Browning Songs (3), Op. 44 by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer:  Dixie Ross Neill (Piano), Carolyn Heafner (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1900; USA 

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