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Souvenirs de Venise / Songmakers' Almanac

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Soirées musicales, song collection for voices & piano
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Songs (23) of Various Nationality for voice & piano trio, WoO 158a
>Schubert, Franz : Der Gondelfahrer, D 808
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (6), Op. 57
>Jensen, Adolf : Leis' Rudern Hier, Mein Gondolier! Op 50/4
>Jensen, Adolf : Wenn durch die Piazzetta, Op 50/3
>Glinka, Mikhail : Venetian Night (Venetsianskaya noch'), song for voice & piano, G. x117
>Taneyev, Sergei : Romances (2) for voice, piano & mandolin, Op. 9
>Gounod, Charles : Venise, song for voice & piano (Six Songs no 6)
>Massenet, Jules : Souvenir de Venise
>Fauré, Gabriel : Barcarolle for voice & piano in G minor, Op. 7/3
>Hahn, Reynaldo [Composer] : Venezia, song cycle for voice & piano
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"This fizzing multilingual Venetian 'Souvenir' slips down as gratefully as Prosecco and a hot day. Hahn's Venezia is a delicious epilogue." -Paul Riley, BBC Music

'Delightful' (The Sunday Times)

'Top Ten of the Year' (The Guardian)

'Those in search of beautiful singing will find ample riches, graced above all by the beguiling tenor of Anthony Rolfe Johnson' (Classic FM Magazine)

'This fizzing multilingual Venetian 'Souvenir' slips down as gratefully as Prosecco on a hot day' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This is a good chance to hear one of the world's finest and most versatile tenors accompanied by one of the world's leading accompanists' (American Record Guide)



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>Rossini, Gioachino : Soirées musicales, song collection for voices & piano :: no 9. Le regata veneziana
  • Performers: Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott; Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1830-1835

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Songs (23) of Various Nationality for voice & piano trio, WoO 158a :: no 23. Canzonetta veneziana
  • Performers: Brian Brooks (Violin); Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano); Justin Pearson (Cello)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Schubert, Franz : Der Gondelfahrer, D 808
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 03/1824

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (6), Op. 57
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/17/1842

>Jensen, Adolf : Leis' Rudern Hier, Mein Gondolier! Op 50/4
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Jensen, Adolf : Wenn durch die Piazzetta, Op 50/3
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Glinka, Mikhail : Venetian Night (Venetsianskaya noch'), song for voice & piano, G. x117
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Taneyev, Sergei : Romances (2) for voice, piano & mandolin, Op. 9 :: no 1. Venetsiya noch'yu
  • Performers: Hugo D'Alton (Mandolin); Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896-1897

>Rossini, Gioachino : Soirées musicales, song collection for voices & piano :: no 12. I marinai
  • Performers: Richard Jackson (Baritone); Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1830-1835

>Gounod, Charles : Venise, song for voice & piano (Six Songs no 6)
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842

>Massenet, Jules : Souvenir de Venise :: A la Zuecca, chanson vénitienne, for voice (or 2 voices) & piano (from "Mélodies
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Barcarolle for voice & piano in G minor, Op. 7/3
  • Performers: Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1873

>Hahn, Reynaldo [Composer] : Venezia, song cycle for voice & piano
  • Performers: Richard Jackson (Baritone); Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Graham Johnson (Piano); Felicity Lott
  • Notes: St. Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, England (09/12/1983-09/13/1983)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901