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HERITAGE Modern American Vocal Works - Barber, Copland, etc

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24
>Barber, Samuel : Hermit Songs, Op. 29
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, for voice & piano, Book 2
>Thomson, Virgil : Stabat mater
>Thomson, Virgil : Capital Capitals
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Warfield does these [songs] practically to perfection, accompanied by Copland himself...a better performance of this ingratiating music is difficult to imagine. The recording is one of Columbia's best." -American Record Guide



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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24 :: Summer of 1915, for high voice & orchestra (rev. for voice & chamber orchestra), Op. 24
  • Performer: Eleanor Steber
  • Conductor: William Strickland
  • Ensemble: Dumbarton Oaks Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 14 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947-1950

>Barber, Samuel : Hermit Songs, Op. 29
  • Performers: Samuel Barber (Piano); Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1952-1953

>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
  • Performers: Aaron Copland (Piano); William Warfield
  • Running Time: 12 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1950

>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, for voice & piano, Book 2
  • Performers: Aaron Copland (Piano); William Warfield
  • Running Time: 12 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1952

>Thomson, Virgil : Stabat mater
  • Performer: Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1931-1960

>Thomson, Virgil : Capital Capitals
  • Performers: Joseph James (Voice); Virgil Thomson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927