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Robert White Sings Beethoven / White, Ma, Kavafian, Sanders


Release Date: 01/14/2014 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 53398  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo MaRobert WhiteSamuel SandersAni Kavafian
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Special Order:  This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

When I reviewed Robert White's Angel collection of Beethoven and Weber folk-song arrangements {The Gallant Troubadour, Fanfare 9:4), I mentioned this RCA collection as another possible source of pleasure to those who enjoyed the Angel set. Here it is on compact disc sounding at least as good as ever with the tenor in his element supported by virtuoso playing (Beethoven's settings were supposed to be playable by amateurs but they'd better be good amateurs). Full texts are provided, but so clear is White's enunciation that you'll have little need for them; one of the songs, “The Soldier,“ is probably better known nowadays as “The Minstrel Boy.“ Unfortunately, RCA could think of nothing appropriate that would serve to fill the CD out, so it Read more contains only 44:25 of music, including pauses between songs, but what's here is certainly choice.

-- James Miller, FANFARE [9/1987] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Welsh Songs (26), WoO 155: no 15, When mortals all to rest retire by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1817; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Irish Songs (20), WoO 153: no 13, 'Tis sunshine at last by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815 
3.
Irish Songs (20), WoO 153: no 9, The kiss, dear maid, thy lip has left by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1816; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Scottish Songs (12), WoO 156: no 5, Cease your funning by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1825; Austria 
5.
Irish Songs (25), WoO 152: no 1, The Return to Ulster by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Scottish Songs (25), Op. 108: no 17, Oh Mary, at thy window be by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Scottish Songs (25), Op. 108: no 25, Sally in Our Alley by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Welsh Songs (26), WoO 155: no 21, Cupid's Kindness by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1817; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Irish Songs (12), WoO 154: no 4, The pulse of an Irishman by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1816; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Irish Songs (25), WoO 152: no 5, The Massacre of Glencoe by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Irish Songs (25), WoO 152: no 25, Oh harp of Erin by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812 
12.
Irish Songs (25), WoO 152: no 8, Come draw we round a cheerful ring by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Songs (12) of various nationality, WoO 157: no 2, The Soldier by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Irish Songs (20), WoO 153: no 3, The British Light Dragoons by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810 
15.
Welsh Songs (26), WoO 155: no 19, The vale of Clwyde by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1817; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Welsh Songs (26), WoO 155: no 26, Good Night by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Robert White (Tenor), Samuel Sanders (Piano),
Ani Kavafian (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1817; Vienna, Austria 

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