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A Salute to American Music - Highlights

Album Summary

>Ward, Samuel A. : America the Beautiful (original title "Materna")
>Menotti, Gian C. : Amelia al ballo (Amelia Goes to the Ball), opera
>Weill, Kurt : Street Scene, opera
>Thomson, Virgil : The Tiger, song for voice & piano
>Griffes, Charles Tomlinson : The Lament of Ian the Proud, song for voice & orchestra (Poems of Fiona MacLeod no 1), Op. 11/1, A.
>Foster, Stephen : Ah! May the red rose live alway
>Bernstein, Leonard : Chichester Psalms
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 2
>Bolcom, William : The Tyger
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Levy, Marvin David : Mourning Becomes Electra, opera
>Barber, Samuel : Vanessa, Op. 32
>Floyd, Carlisle : Susannah
>Barber, Samuel : Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40
>Weill, Kurt : Knickerbocker Holiday, musical play
>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
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Works Details

>Ward, Samuel A. : America the Beautiful (original title "Materna")
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1895
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Menotti, Gian C. : Amelia al ballo (Amelia Goes to the Ball), opera :: Overture
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1936.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1936
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Weill, Kurt : Street Scene, opera :: Ice Cream Sextet
  • Performers: Paul Groves (Tenor); Jerry Hadley (Tenor); Jeff Mattsey (Baritone); Maureen O'Flynn (Soprano); Phyllis Pancella (Mezzo Soprano); Daniel Smith (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Collegiate Chorale
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 01/1946-11/1946
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Thomson, Virgil : The Tiger, song for voice & piano
  • Performer: Sherrill Milnes (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Griffes, Charles Tomlinson : The Lament of Ian the Proud, song for voice & orchestra (Poems of Fiona MacLeod no 1), Op. 11/1, A.
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Foster, Stephen : Ah! May the red rose live alway
  • Performer: Karen Holvik (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1850
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bernstein, Leonard : Chichester Psalms :: no 1
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 2
  • Performer: Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bolcom, William : The Tyger
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Leavin' for the Promised Land
  • Performer: Denise Woods (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Levy, Marvin David : Mourning Becomes Electra, opera :: Too Weak to Kill the Man I Hate
  • Performer: Sherrill Milnes (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1967
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Barber, Samuel : Vanessa, Op. 32 :: Must the Winter Come So Soon?
  • Performer: Frederica Von Stade (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1956-57.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1956-1957
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Floyd, Carlisle : Susannah :: Hear me, O Lord (Prayer of Repentance)
  • Performer: Samuel Ramey (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1953-1954
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Barber, Samuel : Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40 :: Give Me My Robe
  • Performer: Carol Vaness (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Collegiate Chorale
  • Running Time: 9 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1966
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Weill, Kurt : Knickerbocker Holiday, musical play :: September Song
  • Performer: Robert Merrill (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Collegiate Chorale
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 06/1938-09/1938
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story :: Maria
  • Performer: Jerry Hadley (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Collegiate Chorale
  • Notes: Composition written: 1955-57.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955-1957
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
  • Performers: Renée Fleming (Soprano); Jerry Hadley (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Collegiate Chorale
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1956
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Ensemble: Collegiate Chorale
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938
  • Studio/Live: Live