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But Yesterday is not Today - The American Art Song 1927-1972

Audio Samples

>Chanler, Theodore : The Children
>     Once upon a time
>     The Rose
>     Moo is a Cow
>Chanler, Theodore : Eight Epitaphs
>     Thomas Logge
>Bowles, Paul : Once a Lady Was Here
>Bowles, Paul : Song of an Old Woman
>Duke, John Woods : Richard Cory
>Duke, John Woods : Luke Havergal
>Duke, John Woods : Miniver Cheevy
>Citkowitz, Israel : 5 Songs from Chamber Music
>     no 1, Strings in the Earth & Air
>     no 2, When the Shy Star Goes Forth in Heaven
>     no 3, O, it was out by Donnycarney
>     no 4, Bid Adieu
>     no 5, My love is in a light attire
>Copland, Aaron : Poet's Song
>Sessions, Roger : On the Beach at Fontana
>Chanler, Theodore : These, my Ophelia
>Barber, Samuel : Songs (4), Op. 13
>     no 3, Sure on this shining night
>Helps, Robert : The Running Sun

Album Summary

>Chanler, Theodore : The Children
>Chanler, Theodore : Eight Epitaphs
>Bowles, Paul : Once a Lady Was Here
>Bowles, Paul : Song of an Old Woman
>Duke, John Woods : Richard Cory
>Duke, John Woods : Luke Havergal
>Duke, John Woods : Miniver Cheevy
>Citkowitz, Israel : 5 Songs from Chamber Music
>Copland, Aaron : Poet's Song
>Sessions, Roger : On the Beach at Fontana
>Chanler, Theodore : These, my Ophelia
>Barber, Samuel : Songs (4), Op. 13
>Helps, Robert : The Running Sun
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Notes & Reviews:

"...this recording belongs in the collection of everyone with either an interest in the history of American song or simply collectors of great song recitals...Beardslee sings it all as if it were major Schubert and characterizes the musical language of each of her very different composers completely. The analog sound comes up fine in this remastering...I cannot recommend this recital too highly." -Story, Fanfare

Notes & Reviews:

REVIEWS:

New York Times (Publisher) (6/11/00, p.30) - "...The music is stunning in its variety and excellence....[Chanler] was a master of musical economy....Citkowitz's Five Songs From "Chamber Music" (1930), settings of texts by James Joyce, are a revelation...His songs are few but extraordinary..."



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Works Details

>Chanler, Theodore : The Children
  • Performers: Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Baritone); Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1945
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Chanler, Theodore : The Children :: Once upon a time
  • Performers: Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Baritone); Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1945
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Chanler, Theodore : The Children :: The Rose
  • Performers: Donald Gramm (Baritone); Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Hassard (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1945
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Chanler, Theodore : The Children :: Moo is a Cow
  • Performers: Donald Gramm (Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1945
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Chanler, Theodore : Eight Epitaphs :: Thomas Logge
  • Performers: Donald Gramm (Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1939
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bowles, Paul : Once a Lady Was Here
  • Performers: Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Baritone); Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1946
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bowles, Paul : Song of an Old Woman
  • Performers: Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1942
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Duke, John Woods : Richard Cory
  • Performers: Donald Gramm (Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Duke, John Woods : Luke Havergal
  • Performers: Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Duke, John Woods : Miniver Cheevy
  • Performers: Donald Hassard (Piano); Donald Gramm (Baritone); Donald Gramm (Bass Baritone); Donald Hassard (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Citkowitz, Israel : 5 Songs from Chamber Music :: no 1, Strings in the Earth & Air
  • Performers: Robert Helps (Piano); Bethany Beardslee (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1930
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Citkowitz, Israel : 5 Songs from Chamber Music :: no 2, When the Shy Star Goes Forth in Heaven
  • Performers: Robert Helps (Piano); Bethany Beardslee (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1930
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Citkowitz, Israel : 5 Songs from Chamber Music :: no 3, O, it was out by Donnycarney
  • Performers: Bethany Beardslee (Soprano); Robert Helps (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1930
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Citkowitz, Israel : 5 Songs from Chamber Music :: no 4, Bid Adieu
  • Performers: Robert Helps (Piano); Bethany Beardslee (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1930
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Citkowitz, Israel : 5 Songs from Chamber Music :: no 5, My love is in a light attire
  • Performers: Robert Helps (Piano); Bethany Beardslee (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1930
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Copland, Aaron : Poet's Song
  • Performers: Robert Helps (Piano); Bethany Beardslee (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1927
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Sessions, Roger : On the Beach at Fontana
  • Performers: Bethany Beardslee (Soprano); Robert Helps (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1929
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Chanler, Theodore : These, my Ophelia
  • Performers: Robert Helps (Piano); Bethany Beardslee (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1925
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Barber, Samuel : Songs (4), Op. 13 :: no 3, Sure on this shining night
  • Performers: Bethany Beardslee (Soprano); Robert Helps (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1938
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Helps, Robert : The Running Sun
  • Performers: Robert Helps (Piano); Bethany Beardslee (Soprano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio