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Track(s) taken from CDA66165
Recording details: January 1985
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: August 1987
Total duration: 1 minutes 31 seconds

Swimmers
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Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The text of Swimmers (1921), from a poem by Louis Untermeyer, appeared in the July 1915 issue of Yale Review. Untermeyer, who had musical training, met Ives in about 1944 and was enthusiastic about his vehement and virtuosic setting: ‘It got immediately from the very first notes of the piano, the surge of the sea, the welling up of the waves and a great sense of movement. He took just part of the poem. All that I tried to do in words he was doing in sound.’

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2005


Other albums featuring this work
'Ives: A Song - For Anything' (CDA67516)
Ives: A Song - For Anything

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