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Animal Songs / Swanson, Gompper

Ravel / Reger / Swanson / Gompper
Release Date: 08/14/2012 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1365   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice RavelMax RegerDonald SwannMichael Flanders,   ... 
Performer:  Stephen SwansonDavid Gompper
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Baritone Stephen Swanson and pianist/composer David Gompper perform a program of songs about animals, including the world premiere recording of The Animals by David Gompper, which is a cycle of nine songs based on poetry by Marvin Bell. Ravel's Histoires naturelles is based on prose poems by Jules Renard. Ravel experimented with new methods of setting text in this elegant song cycle. Reger's songs were based on nursery rhymes and dedicated to his children. The selections from The Bestiary of Flanders and Swann include some of the most popular of this team's collaboration. Beautifully sung by Stephen Swanson, a professor of voice at the University of Iowa, these bestiaries offer animal songs in English, French and German. - Albany Read more Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Histoires naturelles by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Stephen Swanson (Baritone), David Gompper (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; France 
2.
Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: Excerpt(s) by Max Reger
Performer:  Stephen Swanson (Baritone), David Gompper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1912; Germany 
3.
The Bestiary of Flanders & Swann: Excerpt(s) by Donald Swann
Performer:  Stephen Swanson (Baritone), David Gompper (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
The Sloth by Michael Flanders
Performer:  Stephen Swanson (Baritone), David Gompper (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
5.
The Wild Boar by Donald Swann
Performer:  Stephen Swanson (Baritone), David Gompper (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
6.
The Animals by David Gompper
Performer:  Stephen Swanson (Baritone), David Gompper (Piano)
Period: 20th/21st Centuries 
Written: USA 

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