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Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death; Rorem: Songs / Gerald Finley, Julius Drake

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Don Juan's Serenade, Op. 38, no 1
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : It Was in The Early Spring, Op. 38, no 2
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Songs (6), Op. 38
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Does the Day Reign, Op. 47, no 6
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The mild stars shone for us, song for voice & piano, Op. 60/12
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Over Burning Ashes, song for voice & piano, Op. 25/2
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Songs and dances of death
>Rorem, Ned [Composer] : War Scenes, cycle of 5 songs from Whitman for voice & piano
>Word, Spoken : Work(s)
>Ives, Charles : Memories
>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Sonnets (3) of Shakespeare, song cycle for high or medium voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Charles, Wolseley : The Green-Eyed Dragon, for voice & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Recorded Live at Wigmore Hall, 18 October 2007, this new release adds to Gerald Finley’s already illustrious career. After his initial appearances at Glyndebourne in the Mozart baritone repertoire, he now appears in a variety of leading roles at the world’s opera houses. With Hyperion Records his releases include a highly acclaimed disc of Ives and Barber songs with Julius Drake. He was awarded the Editor’s Choice Award at the 2006 Classic FM Gramophone Awards following his nomination as Artist of the Year. He will appear with the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Atlanta Symphony in performances of John Adams’ opera ‘Doctor Atomic’.



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Don Juan's Serenade, Op. 38, no 1
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : It Was in The Early Spring, Op. 38, no 2
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Songs (6), Op. 38
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Does the Day Reign, Op. 47, no 6
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The mild stars shone for us, song for voice & piano, Op. 60/12
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Over Burning Ashes, song for voice & piano, Op. 25/2
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Songs and dances of death
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 21 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rorem, Ned [Composer] : War Scenes, cycle of 5 songs from Whitman for voice & piano
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 14 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1969
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Word, Spoken : Work(s) :: Spoken introduction to Charles Ives's "Memories A & B"
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ives, Charles : Memories
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1897
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Word, Spoken : Work(s) :: Spoken introduction to Einojuhani Rautavaara's "Shall I compre thee?"
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rautavaara, Einojuhani : Sonnets (3) of Shakespeare, song cycle for high or medium voice & piano (or orchestra) :: Shall I comp
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Word, Spoken : Work(s) :: Spoken introduction to Wolseley Charles's "The Green-Eyed Dragon"
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Charles, Wolseley : The Green-Eyed Dragon, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Julius Drake (Piano); Gerald Finley
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Live