folk songs Archive
Paul Robeson in only his second stereo recording receives a sonic upgrade… Paul Robeson At Carnegie Hall – Vanguard/ PurePleasure PPAN VSD 2035 – stereo vinyl (1958) ***1/2: (Paul Robeson – vocals; Alan Booth – piano accompaniment) Paul Robeson was an iconic figure well ahead of his time, who provided a “threat” to the conservative […]
Russian Piano Music for Four Hands = GLINKA: Kamarinskaya; Valse-Fantasie in B Minor; Capriccio on Russian Themes; Trot de Cavalerie Nos. 1-2; Polka Initiale in B-flat Major; TCHAIKOVSKY: 50 Russian Folk Songs – Cyprien Katsaris & Alexander Ghindin, piano – Piano 21
The spirit of Russian music is well served in this four hand collection of Glinka and Tchaikovsky.
A delightful ice cream and not just for Canadians.
CRUMB: Voices from the Morning of the Earth; An Idyll for the Misbegotten; The Sleeper – Ann Crumb, sop./Randall Scarlata, bar./ instr. soloists/ Orchestra 2001 /James Freeman – Bridge
Trademark sounds and a must for George Crumb lovers.
Pianist Lada Valesova finds a musical thread in the form of the dumka that connects the souls of Slavic composers.
“REZA VALI: Toward the Endless Plain” = VALI: Folk Songs, Set No. 8; Folk Songs, Set No. 14; Toward That Endless Plain: Concerto for Persian Ney and Orch. – Janna Baty, mezzo-sop./ Khosrow Soltani, Persian ney / Boston Modern Orch. Project / Gil Rose – BMOP/sound
Works that successfully and very memorably merge Western and Middle Eastern musical traditions.
Tierney Sutton is a vocalist who defies classification or categorization.