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Sylvia

composer
author of text

 
Ohio-born Oley Speaks is best remembered for his setting of Rudyard Kipling’s On the Road to Mandalay. No two songs from the same composer could be as different in mood than that rousing ballad and the much more introverted Sylvia (1914), with its shimmeringly beautiful melodic line and a piano accompaniment worthy of a Schumann Lied.

from notes by Robert White © 1995

Recordings

Bird Songs at Eventide
CDH55156Composers of World War I

Details

Track 13 on CDH55156 [2'17] Composers of World War I

Track-specific metadata for CDH55156 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-81813
Duration
2'17
Recording date
8 June 1995
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDA66818)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: November 1995
    Deletion date: September 2003
    Superseded by CDH55156
  2. Bird Songs at Eventide (CDH55156)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: September 2003
    Composers of World War I
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