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Author Israel, Brian, 1951-1986.

Title In praise of practically nothing / Brian Israel. In dark / Gerald Levinson. Six chansons / David Noon. Blood & milk songs / Robert Stern.

Publication Info. Albany, NY : Albany Records, [1999]

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Description 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 001500 001600 001600 001600
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
Description digital
1.4 m/s
digital recording
Series Eastman American music series ; v. 6
Eastman American music series ; v. 6.
Note Song cycles with instrumental ensemble acc.
Words by Samuel Hoffenstein (1st work); Nanine Valen and Robert Lax (2nd work); Meng Chiao (3rd work); and Ruth Whitman (4th work).
Performer Elizabeth Fulford (2nd, 4th works), Renée Fleming (3rd work), sopranos; Deborah Kraus, mezzo-soprano (4th work); Jeffrey Fahnestock, tenor (1st work); Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble; Sydney Hodkinson, conductor.
Event Recorded Nov. 14, 1981 (4th work), Jan. 17, 1982 (2nd work); Nov. 29, 1982 (1st work); and Jan. 24, 1983 (3rd work) at the Eastman Theatre, Rochester, N.Y.
Note Compact disc.
Program notes and texts ([16] p.) inserted in container.
Contents In praise of practically nothing. Miss Edna St. Vincent Millay goes wet ; Poor Mr. Heine suffers some translations and gives up ; Lullabye ; Yes, dear ; Hymn ; Morning songs / Brian Israel (15:00) -- In dark. Vocalise ; The moon comes down ; In dark ; They moved like fish ; Vocalise / Gerald Levinson (16:00) -- Six chansons, op. 32. Wanderer's song ; An excursion to the dragon pool temple on Chung-nan ; Complaint of a neglected wife ; Sadness of the gorges ; Song of the old man of the hills ; The stones where the haft rotted / David Noon (16:00) -- Blood and milk songs. Prologue ; Song for a vigil ; Antiphonal ; A daughter cuts her hair ; Round ; Letter to / Robert Stern (16:00).
Language Sung in English; portions of the 2nd work wordless.
Genre/Form Song cycles.
Song cycles.
Subject Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble.
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble.
Vocal duets with instrumental ensemble.
Vocal duets with instrumental ensemble.
Music -- United States.
United States.
Genre/Form Sound recordings.
Sound recordings.
Added Author Fulford, Elizabeth, performer.
Fleming, Renée, performer.
Kraus, Deborah, performer.
Fahnestock, Jeffrey, performer.
Hodkinson, Sydney, conductor.
Levinson, Gerald, 1951- In dark.
Noon, David, 1946- Chansons, instrumental ensemble accompaniment, op. 32.
Stern, Robert, 1934-2018. Blood and milk songs.
Eastman Musica Nova Ensemble, performer.
Music No. TROY277 Albany Records