ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897-1957): Shakespeare Songs, Opp. 29 and 31, My Mistress' Eyes, Op. 38/5, Songs from Films: 4 from Give Us This Night, 2 from Escape Me Never, Old Spanish Song from The Sea Hawk, Old English Song from The Private Lives of Elisabeth and Essex, When You Are Gone from The Constant Nymph, 6 Songs from Die stumme Serenade.
Catalogue Number: 03I057
Description: A 79-minute selection of songs composed during Korngold's twelve years in Hollywood with lieder-quality settings of Shakespeare surrounded by songs from films and by selections from a 1946 farrago of operetta, musical comedy and opera which was a failure when finally mounted in 1954 but whose music is an enjoyable addition to the Korngold discography. Texts included. Steven Kimbrough (baritone), Courtenay Budd (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano).