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Balfe: Songs And Ballads Rediscovered

Balfe / Silver / Bonynge
Release Date: 12/13/2011 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 7359   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally SilverRichard Bonynge
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Michael William Balfe was an Irish composer, best-remembered for his opera The Bohemian Girl. After a short career as a violinist, Balfe pursued an operatic singing career, while he began to compose. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he composed 28 operas, more than 250 songs and other works. From 1829 to 1870 Balfe among other conducting posts was appointed musical director and principal conductor for the Italian Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre in London. There he first produced several of Verdi's operas for London audiences. He conducted for Jenny Lind at her opera debut and on many occasions thereafter. Pianist and world acclaimed opera conductor Richard Bonynge has been for many years an avid collector of songs and ballads from Read more the Nineteenth century. Together with soprano Sally Silver he has realized his ambition to record some of his collection with this CD of songs and ballads by Michael William Balfe. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ah! Would that I could love thee less by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
2.
The blighted flower by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1835 
3.
Killarney by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Ireland 
4.
O smile as thou wert wont to smile by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
5.
Dids't thou but know by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
6.
Hopeful heart should banish care by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
7.
A home in the heart by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
8.
Those we love by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
9.
Old friends by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
10.
I'm a merry Zingara by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
11.
Le Crépuscule by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
12.
A merry little Savoyard by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
13.
Falling river by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
14.
Don't let the roses listen by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
15.
The green trees whispered by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
16.
The lonely rose by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
17.
I'd rather be a village maid by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
18.
O take me to thy heart again by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Sally Silver (Soprano), Richard Bonynge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 

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