Michael William Balfe: Songs and Ballads Rediscovered / Sally Silver, Richard Bonynge

Audio Samples

>Balfe, Michael : Ah! Would that I could love thee less, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : O smile as thou wert wont to smile, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Dids't thou but know (Si tu savais), for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Hopeful heart should banish care, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : A home in the heart, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Those we love, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Old friends, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : I'm a merry Zingara, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Le Crepuscule, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : A merry little savoyard, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Killarney, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Falling river, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Don't let the roses listen, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : The blighted flower, ballad for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : The green trees whispered, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : The lonely rose, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : I'd rather be a village maid, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : O take me to thy heart again, for voice & piano

Album Summary

>Balfe, Michael : Ah! Would that I could love thee less, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : O smile as thou wert wont to smile, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Dids't thou but know (Si tu savais), for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Hopeful heart should banish care, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : A home in the heart, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Those we love, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Old friends, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : I'm a merry Zingara, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Le Crepuscule, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : A merry little savoyard, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Killarney, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Falling river, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : Don't let the roses listen, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : The blighted flower, ballad for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : The green trees whispered, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : The lonely rose, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : I'd rather be a village maid, for voice & piano
>Balfe, Michael : O take me to thy heart again, for voice & piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Michael William Balfe (1808-1870) was an Irish composer best remembered for his opera The Bohemian Girl. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he composed38 operas, 250 songs and other works. This disc allows us to rediscover some of his songs.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckingham (10/06/2009-10/08/2009).



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>Balfe, Michael : Ah! Would that I could love thee less, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : O smile as thou wert wont to smile, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : Dids't thou but know (Si tu savais), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : Hopeful heart should banish care, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : A home in the heart, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Balfe, Michael : Those we love, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : Old friends, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : I'm a merry Zingara, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : Le Crépuscule, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : A merry little savoyard, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : Killarney, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : Falling river, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : Don't let the roses listen, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : The blighted flower, ballad for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Balfe, Michael : The green trees whispered, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Richard Bonynge (Piano); Sally Silver
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : The lonely rose, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : I'd rather be a village maid, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Balfe, Michael : O take me to thy heart again, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Sally Silver; Richard Bonynge (Piano)
  • Notes: Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (10/06/2009-10/08/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal