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Joyce DiDonato - American Songbook

Singer Joyce DiDonato explores lesser-known American music. Including William Grant Still, Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Charles Griffes, Henry Cowell and Paul Creston.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato chooses some gems from the American repertoire, focusing on some less well-known composers alongside numbers from the great American songbook. The programme includes works by William Grant Still, Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Charles Griffes, Henry Cowell, Paul Creston, Philip Glass, John Corigliano, Mark Adamo, Jake Heggie and Craig Urquhart, alongside some favourite songs by Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

2 hours

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Sat 6 Jan 2018 13:00

Music Played

  • Henry Cowell

    Hymn and Fuguing Tune No.10

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • ARGO : ZRG 845.
    • ARGO.
    • 6.
  • Mark Adamo

    Overture: Lysistrata

    Performer: Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.
    • NAXOS : 8.559258.
    • NAXOS.
    • 6.
  • Elliott Carter

    Elegy for String Quartet

    Performer: Arditti Quartet.
    • CELESTIAL HARMONIES : 13087-2.
    • CELESTIAL HARMONIES.
    • 4.
  • Harold Arlen

    Over the Rainbow

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Orchestra: The Kansas City Symphony. Conductor: Michael Stern.
    • ERATO : 5099 9934 12124.
    • ERATO.
    • 15.
  • Samuel Barber

    The Monk and His Cat

    Singer: Leontyne Price. Performer: Samuel Barber.
    • RCA VICTOR : 09026 61983-2.
    • RCA VICTOR.
    • 8.
  • Philip Glass

    Concerto Fantasy for two timpanists and orchestra [3rd movement]

    Orchestra: BBC S O.. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek. Singer: Christine Brewer. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus.
    • ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC : OMM 0014.
    • 4.
  • Amy Beach

    Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op.45 (4th movement)

    Performer: Alan Feinberg. Orchestra: Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn.
    • NAXOS : 8.559139.
    • NAXOS.
    • 4.
  • Irving Berlin

    Let's Face the Music and Dance

    Performer: Nat King Cole.
    • CAPITOL RECORDS : 7243 8747 1221.
    • CAPITOL RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Aaron Copland

    Heart, We Will Forget Him

    Singer: Barbara Bonney. Performer: André Previn.
    • DECCA : 455 511-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 6.
  • Charles Tomlinson Griffes

    The White Peacock

    Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • NAXOS : 8.559164.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • John Corigliano

    The Red Violin Caprices

    Performer: Philippe Quint.
    • NAXOS : 8.559364.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1-6.
  • Jake Heggie

    To Say Before Going to Sleep

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Performer: Jake Heggie.
    • AVIE : AV2198.
    • AVIE.
    • 16.
  • Duke Ellington

    Come Sunday

    Singer: Mahalia Jackson. Performer: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.
    • COLUMBIA.
  • Cole Porter

    Every Time We Say Goodbye

    Performer: Ella Fitzgerald. Orchestra: Buddy Bregman Orchestra.
    • VERVE.
  • Ned Rorem

    Early in the Morning

    Singer: Susan Graham. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • ERATO : 8573 80222.
    • ERATO.
    • 8.
  • Jerome Kern

    A Fine Romance

    Singer: Mel Tormé. Performer: The Marty Paich Dek-tette.
    • RHINO : 79847.
    • RHINO.
    • 4.
  • Ruth Crawford Seeger

    Piano Sonata

    Performer: Jenny Lin.
    • BIS : CD 1310.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Edward MacDowell

    Village Festival [Suite No.2 in E minor "Indian", Op.48]

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Takuo Yuasa.
    • NAXOS : 8.559075.
    • NAXOS.
    • 10.
  • William Grant Still

    Symphony No.1 (1st movement)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Kruger.
    • BRIDGE : 9086.
    • BRIDGE.
    • 4.
  • Craig Urquhart

    I'll Tell You How the Sun Rose

    Performer: Craig Urquhart. Singer: Michael Slattery.
    • AVIE : AV 2088.
    • AVIE.
    • 8.

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