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Songs of the Romantic Age

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Songs of the Romantic Age

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    • Chanson de Juin (4:05)

    • BENJAMIN GODARD (1849-95)

      Chanson de Juin (4:05)

    • Paysage sentimental (2:57)

    • CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)

      Paysage sentimental (2:57)

    • Le Colibri (2:15)

    • ERNEST CHAUSSON (1855-99)

      Le Colibri (2:15)

    • Chere Nuit (4:13)

    • ALFRED BACHELET (1864-1944)

      Chere Nuit (4:13)

    • Chanson d Amour, Op. 27, No. 1 (2:04)

    • GABRIEL FAURÉ (1945-1924)

      Chanson d Amour, Op. 27, No. 1 (2:04)

    • Serenade, Op. 7 (2:21)

    • GABRIEL PIERNÉ (1863-1937)

      Serenade, Op. 7 (2:21)

    • Moja Pieszczotka, Op. 74, No. 12 (1:59)

    • FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-49)

      Moja Pieszczotka, Op. 74, No. 12 (1:59)

    • Ich hab im Traum geweinet fr. Dichterliebe (2:19)

    • ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-56)

      Ich hab im Traum geweinet fr. Dichterliebe (2:19)

    • Bei der Wiege Op. 47, No. 6 (2:27)

    • FELIX MENDELSSOHN’S (1809-47)

      Bei der Wiege Op. 47, No. 6 (2:27)

    • Erster Verlust, Op. 6, No. 8 (1:47)

    • NIKOLAI MEDTNER (1880-1951)

      Erster Verlust, Op. 6, No. 8 (1:47)

    • Nachtigall, Op. 97, No. 1 (2:28)

    • JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-97)

      Nachtigall, Op. 97, No. 1 (2:28)

    • Wie lange schon war immer mein Verlangen (2:20)

    • HUGO WOLF’S (1860-1903)

      Wie lange schon war immer mein Verlangen (2:20)

    • Ich schwebe, Op. 48, No. 2 (1:50)

    • RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949)

      Ich schwebe, Op. 48, No. 2 (1:50)

    • Pastorale (1:37)

    • IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)

      Pastorale (1:37)

    • Where are you little star? (3:10)

    • MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839-81)

      Where are you little star? (3:10)

    • Was I not a blade of grass? Op. 47, No. 7 (5:56)

    • PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-93)

      Was I not a blade of grass? Op. 47, No. 7 (5:56)

    • The Muse Op. 34, No. 1 (3:41)

    • SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943)

      The Muse Op. 34, No. 1 (3:41)

    • The bush on the hill, Op. 104, No. 3 (1:06)

    • SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)

      The bush on the hill, Op. 104, No. 3 (1:06)

    • Two little flowers (1:10)

    • CHARLES IVES (1874-1954)

      Two little flowers (1:10)

    • A Memory (1:48)

    • RUDOLPH GANZ ( 1877-1972)

      A Memory (1:48)

    • Norden (2:14)

    • JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957)

      Norden (2:14)

    • O del mio amato ben (3:26)

    • STEFANO DONAUDY’S (1879-1925)

      O del mio amato ben (3:26)

    • O falce di luna (2:39)

    • OTTORINO RESPIGHI (1879-36)

      O falce di luna (2:39)

    • Tus ojillos negros (3:19)

    • MANUEL DE FALLA (1876-1946)

      Tus ojillos negros (3:19)

    • Les filles de Cadix (3:47)

    • LÉO DELIBES (1836-1991)

      Les filles de Cadix (3:47)

Album Description Download Full CD Booklet

Coloratura soprano Patrice Michaels, best-known for her interpretations of Mozart, baroque, and contemporary music makes her solo recording debut with 25 Romantic songs by 25 composers on this CD.

But why is Ms. Michaels emphasizing music that's outside her "specialty"? "It's something I think all singers should be able to do," she says. "A couple generations ago, it wouldn't have seemed odd. The best singers were expected to perform Rachmaninov as well as Handel"

The disc showcases Ms. Michaels' bel canto vocalism through a comprehensive collection of songs spanning 85 years and 8 languages. Alongside works by vocal stalwarts Fauré and Schumann are rarely recorded songs by Godard, Pierné, Medtner, Mussorgsky, Resphighi, and even Chopin.

The songs are grouped on the CD according to national flavor: France is represented by Godard, Debussy, Chausson, Bachelet, Fauré, and Pierné; Poland, by Chopin; Germany, by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Medtner, Brahms, Wolf, and Strauss; Russia, by Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev; America, by Ives and Ganz; Scandinavia, by Sibelius; Italy, by Donaudy and Respighi; and Spain, by Falla and Delibes (a French composer whose song is very Spanish in character).

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Program Notes

Album Details

Total Time: 68:42

Recorded: June 20-22 & 27, 1994 in Ganz Hall at Roosevelt Universities Chicago Musical College
Producer: James Ginsburg
Engineer: Bill Maylone
Cover: Photograph by Kathy Richland
Design: Cheryl A Boncuore
Notes: David Ross Hurley

© 1994 Cedille Records/Cedille Chicago

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