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Blah Blah Blah & Other Trifles / Sarah Walker, Roger Vignoles

Walker / Vignoles
Release Date: 02/14/2012 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55422  
Composer:  George GershwinDonald SwannJerome KernArnold Schoenberg,   ... 
Performer:  Roger VignolesSarah Walker
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A welcome reissue of a disc capturing one of the wittier evenings at London's Wigmore Hall. For anyone who wasn't there on 17 June 1988, this disc is joyous discovery, where Schoenberg rubs shoulders with Cole Porter, Madeleine Dring with Gershwin, while Jeremy Nicholas's brilliantly punning pieces prove that the traditions of Flanders & Swann are alive and well; where you can feast on oysters and cottage cheese, squashed tomato sandwiches and kippers, where bald men acquire unlikely headgear in the name of seduction, where love is pursued, gained, lost or (worse) simply becomes dull and where fairies do indeed live at the bottom of the garden. A delicious concoction, performed with piquancy and tenderness by Sarah Walker and Roger Read more Vignoles. 'One of the happiest records you could wish to find, as well as one of the funniest' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs) 'I guarantee you will listen to this at one sitting because you just can't bear to turn it off' (Which CD) 'Brings the house down' (Gramophone) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Shall We Dance: They all laughed by George Gershwin
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Delicious: Blah-blah-blah by George Gershwin
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
A word on my ear by Donald Swann
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Show Boat: Bill by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Cabaret Songs: Gigerlette by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Cabaret Songs: Der genügsame Liebhaber by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1901; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Usherette's Blues by Jeremy Nicholas
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Fifty Million Frenchmen: The tale of the oyster by Cole Porter
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Who am I? by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
There are fairies at the bottom of the garden by Liza Lehmann
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Someone is sending me flowers by David Nathaniel Baker
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Tell Me More!: Tell me more by George Gershwin
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Girl Crazy: Boy! What love has done to me! by George Gershwin
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Cabaret Songs: Seit ich so viele Weiber sah "Aus dem Spiegel von Arcadia" by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
15.
Place settings by Jeremy Nicholas
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
Where, O where? by Cole Porter
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Transatlantic Lullaby by Geoffrey Wright
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Betjeman Songs (5): no 2, Song of a nightclub proprietress by Madeleine Dring
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; England 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise by William Bolcom
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1988 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 

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