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Songs of the clown, Op 29

composer
1943
author of text
Twelfth Night

 
The Op 38 Songs of the Clown are all from Twelfth Night. Reinhardt, Korngold’s closest and longestterm collaborator, set up the Max Reinhardt Workshop in Los Angeles in 1937, a studio to train young actors and directors; he and Korngold continued to work together when possible and these songs were among the composer’s contribution to a studio production called Shakespeare’s Women, Clowns and Songs, though some of the Op 31 numbers had been written back in Vienna and were, naturally, recycled.

from notes by Jessica Duchen © 2008

Recordings

Korngold: Sonnett für Wien & other songs
SIGCD160Download only
Sure on this shining night
CDA66920

Details

No 1: Come away, death
Track 10 on CDA66920 [2'31]
Track 21 on SIGCD160 [2'15] Download only
No 2: O mistress mine
Track 22 on SIGCD160 [1'52] Download only
No 3: Adieu, good man devil  I am gone, sir
Track 23 on SIGCD160 [0'44] Download only
No 4: Hey Robin  Hey, Robin, jolly Robin
Track 24 on SIGCD160 [0'44] Download only
No 5: For the rain, it raineth every day  When that I was and a little tiny boy
Track 25 on SIGCD160 [2'53] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66920 track 10

No 1: Come away, death
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-92010
Duration
2'31
Recording date
31 July 1996
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Sure on this shining night (CDA66920)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: April 1997
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