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Mccormack,John
Release Date: 02/05/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 827642   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  James L. MolloyTraditionalRalph Vaughan WilliamsArnold Bax,   ... 
Performer:  John McCormackGerald MooreNellie MelbaEdna Thornton,   ... 
Conductor:  Lawrence CollingwoodWalter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Even in his lifetime, singer John McCormack was synonymous with Ireland. His worldwide success attracted a host of imitators, so that he could be said to have invented the "Irish tenor". But a few minutes spent with the unique recordings of the original will quickly put the others in their place. McCormack was among a handful of artists of his time others were Enrico Caruso, Fritz Kreisler, Amelita Galli-Curci and Sergei Rachmaninov - whose records could be found in every middle-class parlor in the civilized world. Even fellow singers looked up to him as a paragon of vocal technique and enunciation. Above all, he was a master communicator who could touch listeners hearts with his sincerity in the simplest of ballads. Although his Read more recitals were usually packed with thousands of adoring fans, through his records he reached out to countless millions in the states of middle America, the outback of Australia or the hinterland of Africa who would never hear him in person. This 4-CD set features his celebrated operatic performances. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Kerry Dance by James L. Molloy
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
2. I'll walk beside you by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
3. Linden Lea by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; England 
4. The White Peace by Arnold Bax
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; England 
5. A Child's Prayer, T 38 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925-1926; England 
6. Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
7. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
8. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
9. Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nellie Melba (Soprano), John McCormack (Tenor), Edna Thornton (Alto),
Mario Sammarco (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
10. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
11. Faust: Alerte! Alerte!...Sauvée! by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Nellie Melba (Soprano), John McCormack (Tenor), Mario Sammarco (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
12. La Favorita: Spirto gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Written: 1843 
13. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
14. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
15. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Numero quindici by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
16. La Gioconda: Enzo Grimaldo...O grido di quest' anima by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
17. I gioielli della Madonna: T'eri un giorno ammalato by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1911 
18. Les soirées musicales: no 11, La serenata by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
19. The snowy-breasted pearl by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Written: Ireland 
20. The Meeting of the Waters by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Written: Ireland 
21. The Kerry Dance by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lawrence Collingwood
22. The Green Isle of Erin by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lawrence Collingwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
23. The Green Bushes by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
24. The bard of Armagh by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Written: Ireland 
25. Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
26. She moved through the fair by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Written: Ireland 
27. She is far from the land by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Written: Ireland 
28. Passing by by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano)
29. Oft in the stilly night by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano)
30. Off to Philadelphia by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
31. O Mary dear by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
32. Killarney by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Written: Ireland 
33. I Know of Two Bright Eyes by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
34. I hear you calling me by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
35. Eileen Aroon (a.k.a. Aileen Aroon), folk song by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Renaissance 
36. Down by the Salley Gardens by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Written: Ireland 
37. Dear little shamrock by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Written: Ireland 
38. Come back to Erin by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Written: Ireland 
39. Bantry Bay by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano)
40. The old house by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano)
41. May God bless this house by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
42. Harp that once through Tara's halls by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
43. Garden where the praties grow by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Ireland 
44. Jeannie with the light brown hair by Stephen Foster
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; USA 
45. Mighty lak' a rose by Ethelbert Nevin
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; USA 
46. Lieder (143), Op. 326: no 27, Stille wie die Nacht by Carl Böhm
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor), Maggie Teyte (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1913; Germany 
47. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Notes: This arrangement is titled "So deep is the night." 
48. Plaisir d'amour by Johann Paul A. Martini
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1775; France 
49. Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Language: English 
50. Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Caro amor by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
51. Atalanta, HWV 35: Care selve by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Language: English 
52. Wie unglücklich bin ich nit, K 147 (125g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775-1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Language: English 
53. Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772-1775; Italy 
54. An Sylvia, D 891/Op. 106 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
55. Songs (4), Op. 43: no 2, Die Mainacht by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
Language: German 
56. Songs (6), Op. 86: no 2, Feldeinsamkeit by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1877-79; Austria 
Language: German 
57. Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 8, Allerseelen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
58. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), Fritz Kreisler (Violin), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
59. Schlichte Weisen (5), Op. 21: no 2, Du meines Herzens Krönelein by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Germany 
60. Italienisches Liederbuch I: no 1, Auch kleine Dinge by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
61. Spanisches Liederbuch: no 9, Herr, was trägt der Boden hier by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
62. Mörike Lieder: no 25, Schlafendes Jesuskind by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
63. Mörike Lieder: no 31, Wo find'ich Trost? by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
64. Goethe Lieder: no 29, Anakreons Grab by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
65. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 10, Before my window by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Fritz Kreisler (Violin), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Russia 
Language: English 
66. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 7, How fair this spot by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
Language: English 
67. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 7, To the children by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor), Fritz Kreisler (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Russia 
Language: English 
68. La procession, M 88 by César Franck
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Language: French 
69. Automne, Op. 18 no 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; France 
Language: French 
70. O del mio amato ben by Stefano Donaudy
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Language: Italian 
71. Luoghi sereni e cari by Stefano Donaudy
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1918; Italy 
Language: Italian 
72. Is she not Passing Fair? by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Edwin Schneider (Piano), John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; England 
Language: English 
73. Songs (3), Op. 3: no 2, Now sleeps the crimson petal by Roger Quilter
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor), Edwin Schneider (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; England 
Language: English 
74. Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
75. Die Liebe hat gelogen, D 751/Op. 23 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
76. An Chloë, K 524 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
77. Songs (6), Op. 97: no 5, Komm bald by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
78. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
79. Tre giorni son che Nina by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
80. Goethe Lieder: no 50, Ganymed by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
81. Beherzigung by Joh Friedrich Reichardt
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
82. Children's Songs (16), Op. 54: no 5, Legend by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Russia 
83. Savourneen Deelish by Traditional
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)

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