Songs From The Heart
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Fans of parlor songs will enjoy these lovely works by American women.

At the turn of the century, it was difficult enough for American composers like Daniel Gregory Mason, Edgar Stillman Kelley, or George Whitefield Chadwick to obtain a hearing for their music. They were poor relations of their more distinguished European counterparts. As tough as it was for these men, think of how tough it must have been for Dorothy Gaynor Blake, Mary Turner Salter, or Ella May Smith. Herein lies the importance of this release. You have probably never heard these composers' names before. They were all women composing music in the first 20 years of this century. All the music on this disc has been recorded here for the first time and all of it has been composed by women. How to describe the music? Interesting; more interesting than one might think. Remember, at this time in the development of music in America, there was no tradition; there was no composer who stood out from the rest; a woman had as good a shot at success as a man and these songs are well worth your attention. They can stand proudly next to a great deal of the material that was being composed at the same time by their male colleagues. This disc fills a very important gap in the discography of the American art song.
Contents:
Katherine Barry, composer
Jeunesse
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Katherine Barry, composer
The Flower That You Gave Me
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Katherine Barry, composer
The Fleeting Hour
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Dorothy Gaynor Blake, composer
The Evening of Life
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Dorothy Gaynor Blake, composer
June
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Jessie L. Gaynor, composer
A Coodle Doon Song
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Daisy McGeoch, composer
The Scotch Fir
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Daisy McGeoch, composer
The Weeping Willow
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Daisy McGeoch, composer
Silver Birch
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Daisy McGeoch, composer
The Tree of Knowledge
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Daisy McGeoch, composer
Day Dreams
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Daisy McGeoch, composer
Dear Eyes
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Daisy McGeoch, composer
Forest Lovers
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Daisy McGeoch, composer
The Little Rugged Path
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Mary Turner Salter, composer
A Boat Song
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Ella May Smith, composer
Because I Love You
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Ella May Smith, composer
The Image Of The Moon At Night
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Ella May Smith, composer
Many A Beauteous Flower
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Lily Strickland, composer
A Complaint
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Lily Strickland, composer
His Voice
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Lily Strickland, composer
Home They Brought Her
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Lily Strickland, composer
My Jeanie
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Jane Van Etten, composer
The Joy of Life
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Jane Van Etten, composer
It Was a Lover and His Lass
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Harriet Ware, composer
Alone I Wander
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Harriet Ware, composer
How Do I Love Thee
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Harriet Ware, composer
The Last Dance
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano


Harriet Ware, composer
April
Jenni Frost, soprano, Julie Frost, piano

Review:
"Anyone who knows American songs of the turn of the century will find these songs quite familiar. But while there are certainly some excellent songs from the period, these are, for the most part, not among them....Still, there is a genuinely American character to these songs which can be quite attractive and even compelling. There are occasional references to early jazz styles in the music, and the poems evoke in an artless and thoroughly genuine manner a simpler, saner time.:" (Fanfare)
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