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Track(s) taken from CDA66920

Little Elegy

First line:
Without you no rose can grow
composer
1949
author of text

Robert White (tenor), Samuel Sanders (piano)
Recording details: July 1996
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: April 1997
Total duration: 1 minutes 15 seconds
 

Other recordings available for download

The Prince Consort, Anna Leese (soprano)

Reviews

'This is a very charming record' (Gramophone)

'A delightful, imaginatively wide-ranging anthology. A most enjoyable entertainment as well as a true voyage of discovery' (Hi-Fi News)

'I felt as if I was discovering these songs for the first time' (Soundscapes, Australia)
I have known and admired Ned Rorem for many years. More than any other American composer Ned has focused singers’ attention on the art song as a means of expression. In his vast output of song there are many glorious pieces to be found. One quiet stunner is this song, Little Elegy, written in 1949. With the simple rise and fall of parallel chords accompanying a step-wise melody, Rorem depicts the bleakness of life when there is no love.

from notes by Robert White 1997

Other albums featuring this work

Rorem: On an echoing road
Studio Master: CKD342Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
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