Animal Songs
GOMPPER | RAVEL | REGER | FLANDERS & SWANN Animal Songs TROY1365 - Price: $16.99
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Animal Songs: Bestiaries in English, French & German

Baritone Stephen Swanson and pianist/composer David Gompper perform a program of songs about animals, including the world premiere recording of The Animals by David Gompper, which is a cycle of nine songs based on poetry by Marvin Bell. Ravel's Histoires naturelles is based on prose poems by Jules Renard. Ravel experimented with new methods of setting text in this elegant song cycle. Reger's songs were based on nursery rhymes and dedicated to his children. The selections from The Bestiary of Flanders and Swann include some of the most popular of this team's collaboration. Beautifully sung by Stephen Swanson, a professor of voice at the University of Iowa, these bestiaries offer animal songs in English, French and German.
Contents:
Maurice Ravel, composer
Histoires naturelles
Stephen Swanson, baritone, David Gompper, piano

Max Reger, composer
selections from Schlichte Weisen, op. 76
Stephen Swanson, baritone, David Gompper, piano

Donald Swann, composer
selections from The Bestiary of Flanders & Swann
Stephen Swanson, baritone, David Gompper, piano

Michael Flanders, composer
The Sloth
Stephen Swanson, baritone, David Gompper, piano

Donald Swann, composer
The Wild Boar
Stephen Swanson, baritone, David Gompper, piano

David Gompper, composer
The Animals
Stephen Swanson, baritone, David Gompper, piano

Review:
“Swanson’s tone is rich and smooth, without too much vibrato, and he is versatile enough for every style here.” (American Record Guide)
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