American Classics - Brubeck: Songs / De Hann, Et Al

Release Date: 3/22/2005
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8559220
Composer: Dave Brubeck
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
"Naxos are doing great things for neglected music, not least through their American Classics series. A couple of years ago they gave us a collection of Ned Rorem’s songs, accompanied by the composer. Here, now, is Dave Brubeck providing accompaniments for half this collection of some of his songs; the booklet text makes it clear that this selection "represents but a small sampling of his solo vocal output". Can we hope for more, then?...The present disc shows him in a wide variety of styles, from twelve-tone to pop. What is a common feature, irrespective of style, is the haunting beauty of his melodies. Many of the songs at once catch you by the collar and never let go. Mentioning one or two favourites would mean that I had to leave out others that I like just as much. To my ears they are all gems. The words, printed in the booklet, are mainly by Brubeck, by his wife Iola and still within the family, by their son Michael, who wrote Once When I Was Very Young. The unaccompanied Tao is a setting of a Buddhist text. There are also four poems by Langston Hughes, not reprinted in the booklet... Some of the finest songs I have heard for a long time." - Göran Forsling , MusicWeb
Works on This Recording
1. Strange Meadowlark by Dave Brubeck
Performer: John David De Haan (Tenor), Dave Brubeck (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
2. The Things You Never Remember by Dave Brubeck
Performer: John David De Haan (Tenor), Dave Brubeck (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
3. So Lonely by Dave Brubeck
Performer: John David De Haan (Tenor), Dave Brubeck (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
4. All My Love by Dave Brubeck
Performer: John David De Haan (Tenor), Dave Brubeck (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
5. Don't Forget Me by Dave Brubeck
Performer: John David De Haan (Tenor), Dave Brubeck (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
6. There'll Be No Tomorrow by Dave Brubeck
Performer: John David De Haan (Tenor), Dave Brubeck (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
7. The Time of Our Madness by Dave Brubeck
Performer: John David De Haan (Tenor), Dave Brubeck (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
8. Tao by Dave Brubeck
Performer: John David De Haan (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
9. Search by Dave Brubeck
Period: 20th Century
10. Final Curve by Dave Brubeck
Period: 20th Century
11. Hold Fast to Dreams by Dave Brubeck
Period: 20th Century
12. Dream Dust by Dave Brubeck
Period: 20th Century
13. The Dream Keeper by Dave Brubeck
Period: 20th Century
14. Day After Day by Dave Brubeck
Period: 20th Century
15. Once When I Was Very Young by Dave Brubeck
Period: 20th Century
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