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Folk Songs of the World / Cathy Berberian, mezzo-soprano; Harold Lester, piano

Album Summary

>Bartók, Béla : Ablakomba, Ablakomba, for voice & piano (Hungarian Folksongs Vol. 1/6), Sz. 33/6, BB 42/6
>Bartók, Béla : Not Far From Here is Kis Margitta, for voice & piano (Hungarian Folksongs Vol. 1/9), Sz. 33/9, BB 42
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
>Headland, Isaac Taylor : Of what Use is a Girl ('E keep a dog to watch the house), song for voice & piano (from "Chinese Moth
>Traditional, Finnish : Pikkulinnun ylistys (The Little Bird's Praise)
>Traditional, Croatian : Lepi Juro, song
>Traditional, Bulgarian : Di-li-do, song
>Lebedeff, Aron : Romania, song
>Traditional, English : O No, John!, folk song
>Traditional, Russian : Dve gitary za stenoj (Two Guitars Are Sadly Playing), folk song
>Anonymous : Wo Luzern uf Weggis zue
>Traditional, Spanish : El vito
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Ar hyd y nos ("What avails thy plaintive crying"), folk song for 2 voices, violin & keyboard, H. 31
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Da brava, Catina, folk song for voice & piano trio, WoO 158a/23
>Traditional, Chinese : Die Bergblume
>Vladigerov, Pancho : Kerinoto purvo libe, song for voice & piano
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Desejo, song for voice & piano (Serestas no 10), A. 216/10
>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Cançao do carreiro, for voice & piano (Serestas no 8), A. 216/8
>Chajes, Julius : Old Jerusalem, for voice & piano
>Ravel, Maurice : L'Enigme éternelle, song for voice & piano (Mélodie hébraïque no 2)
>Szymanowski, Karol : Songs, Op. 58
>Alemshah, Kurken M. : Im Yerki (Mein Lied), song for voice & piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This new release is an eclectic collection of 22 folk songs from all over the world. Cathy Berberian performs these works exceptionally well, performing in 17 different languages. Pianist Harold Lester accompanies Berberian on this recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: SWR Kammermusikstudio Stuttgart (06/08/1978/06/09/1978).



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Works Details

>Bartók, Béla : Ablakomba, Ablakomba, for voice & piano (Hungarian Folksongs Vol. 1/6), Sz. 33/6, BB 42/6
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1906

>Bartók, Béla : Not Far From Here is Kis Margitta, for voice & piano (Hungarian Folksongs Vol. 1/9), Sz. 33/9, BB 42
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1906

>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1950

>Headland, Isaac Taylor : Of what Use is a Girl ('E keep a dog to watch the house), song for voice & piano (from "Chinese Moth
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Traditional, Finnish : Pikkulinnun ylistys (The Little Bird's Praise)
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.

>Traditional, Croatian : Lepi Juro, song
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.

>Traditional, Bulgarian : Di-li-do, song
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)

>Lebedeff, Aron : Romania, song
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.

>Traditional, English : O No, John!, folk song
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.

>Traditional, Russian : Dve gitary za stenoj (Two Guitars Are Sadly Playing), folk song
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.

>Anonymous : Wo Luzern uf Weggis zue
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.

>Traditional, Spanish : El vito
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Ar hyd y nos ("What avails thy plaintive crying"), folk song for 2 voices, violin & keyboard, H. 31
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Da brava, Catina, folk song for voice & piano trio, WoO 158a/23
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1818

>Traditional, Chinese : Die Bergblume
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.

>Vladigerov, Pancho : Kerinoto purvo libe, song for voice & piano
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Desejo, song for voice & piano (Serestas no 10), A. 216/10
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Villa-Lobos, Heitor : Cançao do carreiro, for voice & piano (Serestas no 8), A. 216/8
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Chajes, Julius : Old Jerusalem, for voice & piano
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ravel, Maurice : L'Enigme éternelle, song for voice & piano (Mélodie hébraïque no 2)
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1914.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914

>Szymanowski, Karol : Songs, Op. 58 :: 1. Lecioly zórazie (Die Kraniche flogen)
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930-1932

>Alemshah, Kurken M. : Im Yerki (Mein Lied), song for voice & piano
  • Performer: Harold Lester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal