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Songs to Fill the Void - songs by Virgil Thomson, Ives, Scott Wheeler, Chanler, Marion Bauer / Robert Barefield, baritone; Carolyn Hague, piano

Album Summary

>Thomson, Virgil : Mostly About Love, song cycle for voice & piano ("Songs for Alice Estey")
>Ives, Charles : Ilmenau
>Ives, Charles : My Native Land (I), song for voice & piano, S. 303 (K. 6B21f)
>Ives, Charles : A Night Song, song for voice & piano, S. 310 (K. 6B21)
>Ives, Charles : At the River
>Ives, Charles : When stars are in the quiet skies, song for voice & piano, S. 389 (K. 6B13)
>Wheeler, Scott : Songs to Fill the Void, for voice & piano
>Chanler, Theodore : Epitaphs (3), for voice & piano
>Chanler, Theodore : The Lamb, for voice & piano
>Chanler, Theodore : Memory, for voice & piano
>Chanler, Theodore : The Children, song for voice & piano (from The Children)
>Bauer, Marion : Night in the Woods, for voice & piano
>Bauer, Marion : Only of Thee and Me, for voice & piano
>Bauer, Marion : Phillis, for voice & piano
>Bauer, Marion : The Epitaph of a Butterfly, for voice & piano
>Bauer, Marion : A Parable
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This collection of American art song honors two intensely personal yet universal aspects of the human experience: love and loss. The composers featured here each treat a different facet of life -- from earthly joy, to contemplation of the divine, to heady courtship, to the agony of bereavement -- but each provides testament that poetry and music, the fruits of the creative impulse, are death's very antithesis. The centerpiece of this recording, Scott Wheeler's Songs to Fill the Void, is the result of a collaboration between poet-vocalist Robert Barefield and the composer. Barefield's intimate poetry commemorates his beloved partner, Stephen Mazujian, who died in 2014, while they were vacationing in Cambodia. Baritone Robert Barefield has performed as soloist with organizations throughout the U.S. and in Europe. He has appeared with numerous opera companies and with orchestras as an oratorio soloist. An accomplished recitalist, his wideranging repertoire includes premiere performances of works by contemporary composers. He is on the faculty at The Hartt School. Pianist Carolyn Hague has been an active member of the musical community in Vienna, Austria for more than 30 years. She currently heads the Master's program in Lied und Oratorio at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversitšt der Stadt Wien.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-).



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Works Details

>Thomson, Virgil : Mostly About Love, song cycle for voice & piano ("Songs for Alice Estey")
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Ives, Charles : Ilmenau
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1901

>Ives, Charles : My Native Land (I), song for voice & piano, S. 303 (K. 6B21f)
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1895

>Ives, Charles : A Night Song, song for voice & piano, S. 310 (K. 6B21)
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1895

>Ives, Charles : At the River
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916

>Ives, Charles : When stars are in the quiet skies, song for voice & piano, S. 389 (K. 6B13)
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1898

>Wheeler, Scott : Songs to Fill the Void, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015

>Chanler, Theodore : Epitaphs (3), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Chanler, Theodore : The Lamb, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Chanler, Theodore : Memory, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Chanler, Theodore : The Children, song for voice & piano (from The Children)
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Bauer, Marion : Night in the Woods, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bauer, Marion : Only of Thee and Me, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bauer, Marion : Phillis, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bauer, Marion : The Epitaph of a Butterfly, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bauer, Marion : A Parable :: The Blade of Grass, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Robert Barefield (Voice); Carolyn Hague (Piano)
  • Notes: Kaisersaal, Vienna, Austria (2016-01-07&2016-01-08&2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern