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

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

Evening («Soir») fut composée en 1921 sur un extrait du Paradise Lost de Milton. À un moment, cette pièce aurait dû inaugurer les 114 Songs, qui vont de la mélodie la plus récente à la plus ancienne (elle figure désormais en deuxième position). L’humeur est aux adieux dans cette évocation d’une harmonie paisible, celle de toute la vie, qui s’achève en citant la Sonate pour piano «Les Adieux» de Beethoven.

extrait des notes rédigées par Calum MacDonald © 2008
Français: Hypérion

Evening wurde 1921 komponiert; die Worte stammen aus Miltons Paradise Lost. Dies war anscheinend zeitweise als das erste der 114 Songs gedacht, die in umgekehrter chronologischer Folge von den letzten bis zu den frühesten Liedern angeordnet sind. (Es ist jetzt das zweite Stück.) Die Stimmung ist abschiednehmend und deutet eine sanfte Harmonie allen Lebens an; es schließt mit einem Zitat aus Beethovens Klaviersonate „Les Adieux“.

aus dem Begleittext von Calum MacDonald © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel


Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs


Track 24 on CDA67644 [1'59]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67644 track 24

Recording date
20 February 2007
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs (CDA67644)
    Disc 1 Track 24
    Release date: February 2008
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