Hyperion Records

Evening
First line:
Now came still Evening on, and Twilight gray
composer
1921; closing quotation is from Beethoven's Piano Sonata Les Adieux
author of text
1667; Paradise Lost, 4: 598-604

Recordings
'Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs' (CDA67644)
Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs
Buy by post £5.25 CDA67644  Please, someone, buy me …  
Details
Track 24 on CDA67644 [1'59] Please, someone, buy me …

Evening
EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Evening was composed in 1921; the words are from Milton’s Paradise Lost. Apparently at one time this was intended as the first item in 114 Songs, which proceeds in reverse chronological order from latest to earliest songs. (It is now the second item.) The mood is valedictory, suggesting a gentle harmony of all life, and closing with a quotation from Beethoven’s Piano Sonata ‘Les Adieux’.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2008

Track-specific metadata
   English   Français   Deutsch