SIDNEY HOMER (1864-1953): Sing to me, sing, EDWIN MCARTHUR (1907-1987): Night, ARTHUR WALTER KRAMER (1890-1969): Now like a lantern, MILDRED LUND TYSON (1900-?): Sea Moods, LANDON RONALD (1873-1938): O lovely night!, JAMES H ROGERS (1857-1940): At Parting, JOHN ALDEN CARPENTER (1876-1951): The sleep that flits on baby's eyes, PAUL SARGENT (1910-1987): Hickory Hill, VINCENT YOUMANS (1898-1946): Through the years, PAUL NORDOFF (1909-1977): There shall be more joy, FRANK LA FORGE (1879-1953): Hills, FRANK BRIDGE (1879-1941): Love went a-riding, IDABELLE FIRESTONE (1874-1954): In my garden, If I could tell you, SIGMUND ROMBERG (1887-1951): Will you remember? from Maytime, FRIEDRICH VON FLOTOW (1812-1883): The last rose of summer, HAROLD VICARS 'MOYA': The song of songs, JOHN LA MONTAIGNE (b.1920): Stopping by woods on a snowy evening, HAROLD ARLEN (1905-1986): Happiness is a thing called Joe from Cabin in the sky, LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990): Some other time from On the Town, ERNEST CHARLES (1895-1984): When I have sung my songs, CELIUS DOUGHERTY (1902-1986): Review.
Catalogue Number: 04M057
Reference: CDA 67813
Description: Before you've read the first two sentences of the notes, you know that they are by Gramophone vocal reviewer extraordinaire John Steane. The prose style is inimitable, the knowledge vast, the ability to evoke a genre - in this case, the encores given by star singers and how they were so different and often so much more thrilling than the body of the recital itself. Christine Brewer selected this mostly-American recital by choosing songs sung by such old luminaries as Kirsten Flagstad, Eileen Farrell, Helen Traubel and Eleanor Steber. She also supplies a shorter note of her own. An utter, uncomplicated delight! Texts included. Christine Brewer (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano).