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The Light That Is Felt - Songs of Charles Ives

Artist: Charles Ives
Chrles Ives - The Light That Is Felt: Songs Of CHarles Ives CD
Label: New World
Regular Price: $14.95
On Sale For: $5.98 
Year: 2008
Format: CD


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Listen NowSongs my mother taught me
Listen NowTom Sails Away
Charles Ives composed nearly 200 songs throughout his life. Wiley Hitchcock, in the thorough introduction to his 2004 critical edition 129 Songs, described the Ives song canon as “the contents of a kind of scrapbook or commonplace book or chapbook, or even a desk drawer. Into such a receptacle Ives tossed irregularly, if not casually, his reactions —in the form of songs—to memories, personalities, places, events, discoveries, ideas, visions, and fantasies in his life.” Whether popular tale or personal reflection, this concept of the songs as memorabilia is realized in a most powerful way: the songs emotionally and viscerally evoke memory. Captured memories—real or idealized, distant or near—are the materials for the music. From cosmopolitan incident (Ann Street) to pastoral stroll (The Housatonic at Stockbridge) Ives’s songs describe a range of experience: a child’s playtime, a commuter’s observations, a courter’s hope. His songs exhibit reverence for the populace and pop culture, daring adventure, and family devotion; life and death. This new recording of 27 songs features superlative performances by soprano Susan Narucki, renowned for her authoritative interpretations of contemporary American music, and Donald Berman, whose recordings of Ives’s piano music have been critically acclaimed. 
Charles Ives, composer
Susan Narucki, soprano
Donald Berman, piano
Songs my mother taught me      
Tom Sails Away   
The Housatonic at Stockbridge   
The Greatest Man   
West London   
The “Incantation”  
Du bist wie eine Blume  
Down East  
The Children’s Hour   
Where the eagle cannot see  
General William Booth Enters into Heaven   
The Things Our Fathers Loved   
Two Little Flowers  
The Light That Is Felt  
Ann Street  
The Sea of Sleep   
Like a Sick Eagle   
The New River  
Romanzo (di Central Park)
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