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Secrets of the Old - Complete Songs of Samuel Barber

Album Summary

>Barber, Samuel : A Slumber Song of the Madonna
>Barber, Samuel : There's nae lark
>Barber, Samuel : Love at the Door
>Barber, Samuel : Serenader
>Barber, Samuel : Love's Caution
>Barber, Samuel : Night Wanderers
>Barber, Samuel : Of that so sweet imprisonment
>Barber, Samuel : Strings in the Earth and Air
>Barber, Samuel : Beggar's Song
>Barber, Samuel : In the Dark Pinewood
>Barber, Samuel : Songs (3), for voice & piano, Op. 2
>Barber, Samuel : Songs (3), for voice & piano, Op. 10
>Barber, Samuel : Songs (4), Op. 13
>Barber, Samuel : Dover Beach, Op. 3
>Barber, Samuel : Songs (2), for voice & piano, Op. 18
>Barber, Samuel : Nuvoletta, Op. 25
>Barber, Samuel : Mélodies passagères (5), songs for voice & piano, Op. 27
>Barber, Samuel : Hermit Songs, Op. 29
>Barber, Samuel : Despite and Still, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 41
>Barber, Samuel : Songs (3), for voice & piano, Op. 45
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Notes & Reviews:

"The set provides a compelling argument for regarding Barber's songs as his art at its most complete...This is both the most valuable and the most enjoyable recorded song recital that I have heard for a very long while." -Gramophone Award winner 1994



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Works Details

>Barber, Samuel : A Slumber Song of the Madonna
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Barber, Samuel : There's nae lark
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Barber, Samuel : Love at the Door
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Barber, Samuel : Serenader
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Barber, Samuel : Love's Caution
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Barber, Samuel : Night Wanderers
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Barber, Samuel : Of that so sweet imprisonment
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Barber, Samuel : Strings in the Earth and Air
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Barber, Samuel : Beggar's Song
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Barber, Samuel : In the Dark Pinewood
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Barber, Samuel : Songs (3), for voice & piano, Op. 2
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1927-1934

>Barber, Samuel : Songs (3), for voice & piano, Op. 10
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 9 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1936

>Barber, Samuel : Songs (4), Op. 13
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937-1940

>Barber, Samuel : Dover Beach, Op. 3
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Notes: Composition written: 1931.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Barber, Samuel : Songs (2), for voice & piano, Op. 18
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942-1943

>Barber, Samuel : Nuvoletta, Op. 25
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Barber, Samuel : Mélodies passagères (5), songs for voice & piano, Op. 27
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 8 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Barber, Samuel : Hermit Songs, Op. 29
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1952-1953

>Barber, Samuel : Despite and Still, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 41
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 10 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968-1969

>Barber, Samuel : Songs (3), for voice & piano, Op. 45
  • Performers: John Browning (Piano); Thomas Hampson
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972