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American Songbook - The American Music Collection Vol 3


Release Date: 04/23/1996 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7360   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonard BernsteinGeorge GershwinMarc BlitzsteinWilliam Bolcom,   ... 
Performer:  Steven BlierJudy KayeWilliam SharpKaren Holvik,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael BarrettJoel RevzenH. Robert Reynolds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Musical Theater Festival OrchestraSt. Paul Chamber Orchestra membersMinnesota Orchestra members,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
BBC Music (3/98, p.64) - Performance: 3 (out of 5), Sound: 3 (out of 5) - "...This offers songs from the Broadway stage as well as the concert hall - and a vivid palette of voices to go with them, ranging from Joan Morris singing William Bolcom's 'Nurse's Song' to Cole Porter singing Porter..."
REVIEWS:
BBC Music (3/98, p.64) - Performance: 3 (out of 5), Sound: 3 (out of 5) - "...This offers songs from the Broadway stage as well as the concert hall - and a vivid palette of voices to go with them, ranging from Joan Morris singing William Bolcom's 'Nurse's Song' to Cole Porter singing Porter..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Wonderful Town: A little bit in love by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Steven Blier (Piano), Judy Kaye (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Language: English 
2. Strike up the Band: Yankee doodle rhythm by George Gershwin
Performer:  Steven Blier (Piano), William Sharp (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Language: English 
3. Juno: I wish it so by Marc Blitzstein
Performer:  Karen Holvik (Soprano), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957-1959; USA 
Language: English 
4. Casino Paradise: Nurse's Song by William Bolcom
Performer:  Joan Morris (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Barrett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Musical Theater Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985-1990; USA 
Language: English 
5. Lady in the Dark: My ship by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Robert Kapilow (Piano), Angelina Réaux (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Language: English 
6. Can-can: Never give anything away by Cole Porter
Performer:  Cole Porter (Piano), Cole Porter (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Language: English 
7. Sonnets (6) from the Portuguese: no 1, I thought once how Theocritus had sung by Libby Larsen
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Joel Revzen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra members,  Minnesota Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Language: English 
8. Old American Songs, Set 1: The Boatmen's Dance by Aaron Copland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Language: English 
9. Calvary by Betty Lou Jackson King
Performer:  Robert Honeysucker (Baritone), Vivian Taylor (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Language: English 
10. Songfest: Storyette, H.M. by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Judy Kaye (Soprano), William Sharp (Baritone), Michael Barrett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Language: English 
11. Reuben Reuben: Monday Morning Blues by Marc Blitzstein
Performer:  William Sharp (Baritone), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1955 
Language: English 
12. Funny Face: He loves and she loves by George Gershwin
Performer:  Judy Kaye (Soprano), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Language: English 
13. Mists by Charles Ives
Performer:  Karen Lykes (Soprano)
Conductor:  H. Robert Reynolds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Chamber Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; USA 
Language: English 
14. At Dieppe: Requies by John Joseph Becker
Performer:  Myron Romanul (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Language: English 
15. The Side-show by Charles Ives
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; USA 
Language: English 
16. Peter Pan: Dream with me by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Judy Kaye (Soprano), Steven Blier (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Language: English 
17. There is a lane by Charles Ives
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Gallery Vocal Arts Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
Language: English 
18. Singing Joyfully by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer:  Susanne Mentzer (Mezzo Soprano), Kimberly Schmidt (Piano), Sunny Joy Langton (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 

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