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I Will Breathe A Mountain / Horne, Katz, Tokyo Quartet


Release Date: 03/10/1998 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 68771   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Samuel BarberWilliam BolcomLeonard Bernstein
Performer:  Martin KatzMarilyn HornePeter OundjianKazuhide Isomura,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

'I Will Breathe a Mountain' is a new cycle of songs from William Bolcom, written for Marilyn Horne as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Carnegie Hall. Bolcom sets eleven poems by eleven women, including Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop, in a variety of styles ranging from ragtime and cabaret oriented numbers to straightforward art songs. The result is impressive and is minutely tailored to Horne's particular vocal and interpretive strengths.
Horne has always been a distinguished interpreter of Bernstein. Here she sings excerpts from his theater and concert works to great effect, including the number from 'Songfest' intended for her as well as a song from the elusive '1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,' his final musical.
Read more Although recorded a bit late in the singer's career, it is good to have Horne's thoughts on the music of Samuel Barber. The songs are among the most beautiful of American art songs. This is an important addition to the legacy of recorded American song. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (3), Op. 2: no 1, The Daisies by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
Language: English 
2.
Songs (4), Op. 13: no 1, A Nun Takes the Veil by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Language: English 
3.
Songs (3), Op. 2: no 3, Bessie Bobtail by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Language: English 
4.
Songs (4), Op. 13: no 2, The Secrets of the Old by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Language: English 
5.
Songs (4), Op. 13: no 3, Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Language: English 
6.
Songs (3), Op. 10: no 3, I Hear an Army by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Language: English 
7.
Dover Beach, Op. 3 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Peter Oundjian (Violin), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola),
Sadao Harada (Cello), Kikuei Ikeda (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Language: English 
8.
I Will Breathe a Mountain by William Bolcom
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Language: English 
Notes: This work was commissioned for Marilyn Horne as part of Carnegie Hall's centennial celebration. 
9.
Peter Pan: My house by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Language: English 
Notes: Transcribed: Martin Katz 
10.
So pretty by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
Language: English 
11.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Take Care of This House by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
Language: English 
Notes: Transcribed: Martin Katz 
12.
La bonne cuisine: Civet à toute vitesse by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Language: English 
13.
Songfest: What lips my lips have kissed by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Language: English 
14.
Peter Pan: Dream with me by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Language: English 
Notes: Transcribed: Martin Katz 
15.
Arias and Barcarolles: no 5, Greeting by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Language: English 
16.
Arias and Barcarolles: no 8, Nachspiel by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Katz (Voice), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 

Sound Samples

The Daisies, Op. 2 No. 1
A Nun Takes the Veil, Op. 13 No. 1
Bessie Bobtail, Op.2 No. 3
The Secrets of the Old, Op. 13 No. 2
Sure on this Shining Night, Op.13 No. 3
I Hear an Army, Op. 10 No. 3
Dover Beach, Op. 3
Pity Me Not Because the Light of Day
How to swing those Obbligatos around
The Crazy Woman
Just Once
Never more will the Wind
The Sage
O to be a Dragon
The Bustle in a House
I saw Eternity
Night Practice
The Fish
My House (from Peter Pan)
So Pretty
Greeting
Take Care of this House (from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - Alan Jay Lerner)
Rabbit at Top Speed
Sonnet: What Lips my Lips have Kissed
Nachspiel
Dream with Me

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