Piercing Eyes
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Piercing Eyes TROY406 - Price: $16.99
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Stylish performances of classical songs.

Lieder, so prominent in German and Austrian culture at the end of the 18th century, did not figure prominently in the output of Franz Joseph Haydn. To most of today's musical public, they are of somewhat secondary importance, and not well known. Only in recent years, such internationally acclaimed vocalists as Elly Ameling, Arleen Auger, Anne Sofie von Otter, and now the great American mezzo Victoria Livengood, have begun to include them in their recitals. Haydn wrote his first songbook in 1781, with a second in 1784. These two sets of English canzonettas were created during his stay in London in 1794-95, where he met the English poetess Anne Hunter. Later, two more English songs were added. The canzonettas are marked by a rhapsodic and elegiac flavor, influenced by Herder's emphasis on the folk song.
Contents:
Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
The Mermaid's Song
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
Recollection
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
A Pastoral Song
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
Despair
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
Pleasing Pain
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
Fidelity
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
Sailor's Song
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
The Wanderer
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
Sympathy
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
She Never Told Her Love
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
Piercing Eyes
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
Content
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
The Spirit's Song
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn, composer
O Tuneful Voice
Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano; William Lewis, piano

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