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The Noel Coward Songbook / Bostridge, Daneman, Tate


Release Date: 09/17/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57374   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Noel Coward
Performer:  Sophie DanemanJeffrey TateIan Bostridge
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album.
Tenor Ian Bostridge bids to claim Noël Coward as a classical composer on this album, assisted by pianist Jeffrey Tate and, on five songs, soprano Sophie Daneman. The songs all date from the 1920s and `30s, and most of them were associated with Coward's musical revues as well as one of his book musicals, BITTER SWEET. There are also independent songs and songs used incidentally in the Coward straight plays CAVALCADE and PRIVATE LIVES. Although Bostridge includes "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," and gives it a lively reading, with Daneman joining in on some background burbling, he isn't much interested in the witty Coward. Rather, the recording has the air of
Read more a classical recital, with the singer in tuxedo standing before a grand piano. Coward is not anathema to such an approach, of course. Despite being of common birth and limited education (not to mention being a self-taught musician), he affected an upper class manner consistent with Bostridge's treatment of his music here; in fact, Coward himself recorded these songs in his own tenor and sometimes with similar piano accompaniment. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
This Year of Grace: A Room with a view by Noel Coward
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Jeffrey Tate (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
2.
Words and Music: Mad Dogs and Englishmen by Noel Coward
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
3.
Bitter Sweet: I'll See You Again by Noel Coward
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
4.
Bitter Sweet: Zigeuner by Noel Coward
Performer:  Jeffrey Tate (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
5.
This Year of Grace: World Weary by Noel Coward
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
6.
London Calling: Parisian Pierrot by Noel Coward
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
7.
On with the Dance: Poor Little Rich Girl by Noel Coward
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
8.
This Year of Grace: Mary Make-believe by Noel Coward
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
9.
This Year of Grace: Dance, Little Lady by Noel Coward
Performer:  Jeffrey Tate (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
10.
Bitter Sweet: If You Could Only Come with Me by Noel Coward
Performer:  Jeffrey Tate (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
11.
The Dream is Over by Noel Coward
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
12.
Cochran's 1931 Revue: Any Little Fish by Noel Coward
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
13.
Words and Music: Something to Do with Spring by Noel Coward
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Jeffrey Tate (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
14.
Words and Music: The Party's Over Now by Noel Coward
Performer:  Jeffrey Tate (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
15.
Words and Music: Never Again by Noel Coward
Performer:  Jeffrey Tate (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
16.
Private Lives: Some Day I'll Find You by Noel Coward
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Jeffrey Tate (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
17.
I Travel Alone by Noel Coward
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
18.
Words and Music: Let's Say Good-bye by Noel Coward
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 
19.
Cavalcade: Twentieth Century Blues by Noel Coward
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Jeffrey Tate (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Corin Buckeridge.
EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (10/29/2001 - 11/03/2001) 

Sound Samples

I Travel Alone
London Calling: Parisian Pierrot
On With the Dance: Poor Little Rich Girl
This Year of Grace: World Weary
This Year of Grace: Mary make-believe
This Year of Grace: A Room with a View (duet)
This Year of Grace: Dance, Little Lady
Bitter Sweet: If You Could Only Come With Me
Bitter Sweet: I'll See You Again (duet)
Bitter Sweet: Zigeuner
The Dream is Over
Cochran's 1931 Revue: Any Little Fish
Cavalcade: Twentieth Century Blues
Words and Music: Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Words and Music: Let's Say Goodbye
Words and Music: Something To Do With Spring (duet)
Words and Music: The Party's Over Now
Private Lives: Someday I'll Find You (duet)
Set to Music: Never Again

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