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"Sixteen Love Songs" - Works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Smetana, Dvorák, Fibich, Novâk, Suk, Janácek, Fauré, Granados, Kreisler, Strauss / William Howard, piano

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2
>Schubert, Franz : Ständchen ("Zögernd, leise"), for alto, chorus & piano ("Notturno"), D. 920 (Op. posth. 135)
>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume
>Smetana, Bedrich : Bagatelles and Impromptus
>Dvorak, Antonin : Poetic Tone Pictures Op. 85
>Fibich, Zdenek : Pieces from Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs
>Fibich, Zdenek : 3 Pieces from Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs
>Novák, Vitezslav : Serenáda (Serenade) Op. 9
>Suk, Josef : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 7
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : On An Overgrown Path
>Fauré, Gabriel : Romance sans Paroles (Romance without Words) Op. 17
>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
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Notes & Reviews:

This new album features 16 19th & 20th century songs without words, many of which are known to us through use in film and popular song. Sixteen Love Songs forms part of a project designed to explore contemporary realisations of the love song genre. William has also commissioned a collection of 16 new love songs to act as responses to those on the album. A founding member of the Schubert Ensemble of London William Howard is well known as a solo pianist. Previous solo recordings have won a Gramophone Critics' Choice, a Diapason D'Or and a double five-star review in BBC Music Magazine

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015).



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 10/01/1835

>Schubert, Franz : Ständchen ("Zögernd, leise"), for alto, chorus & piano ("Notturno"), D. 920 (Op. posth. 135)
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/1827

>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume :: O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, for voice & piano no 3, S. 298 (LW N18/3)
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Smetana, Bedrich : Bagatelles and Impromptus :: Láska (Love)
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Dvorak, Antonin : Poetic Tone Pictures Op. 85 :: Serenáda (Serenade)
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Fibich, Zdenek : Pieces from Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs :: no 44 (Op.41/I) Andante
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/27/1894

>Fibich, Zdenek : 3 Pieces from Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs :: no 36 (Op. 41/I) Andante amoroso
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/27/1894

>Fibich, Zdenek : 3 Pieces from Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs :: no 139 (Op. 41/IV) Lento (Poème)
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/27/1894

>Novák, Vitezslav : Serenáda (Serenade) Op. 9 :: no 3
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Suk, Josef : Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 7
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : On An Overgrown Path :: Lístek Odvanuty (A Blown Away Leaf)
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900-1911

>Fauré, Gabriel : Romance sans Paroles (Romance without Words) Op. 17 :: no 3
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1863

>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas :: Quejas ó la Maya y el Ruiseñor (Laments, or The Maiden and the Nightingale
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1913-1915

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
  • Performer: William Howard (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London (06/29/2015-07/01/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894