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MCCORMACK, John: McCormack Edition, Vol. 4: The Acoustic Recordings (1913-1914)

Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaVocal
Catalogue 8.110331
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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With its focus on Irish songs and Victorian ballads, Volume 4 of the Naxos McCormack Edition completes the tenor’s 1913 recordings. McCormack could be very good in opera, but he was supreme in the world of song. Some of the ballads included on this disc belong to a world that, with the onset of war in 1914, was destined to disappear. 'Within the Garden of My Heart' and 'Goodbye, Sweetheart, Goodbye' are textbook examples of the flowery song so loved by Victorian audiences, while the 1913 'Nearer, My God, to Thee' resonates with the loss of the Titanic only a year earlier. Last but not least, this disc also includes five selections with McCormack accompanied by the legendary Fritz Kreisler playing violin obbligato from their first recording sessions in 1914. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the more....


Work/Track Title Time
MCCORMACK, John: McCormack Edition, Vol. 4: The Acoustic Recordings (1913-1914) 1:18:03   
  Within the Garden of My Heart 2:18       
  Dear Love, Remember Me 2:57       
  Manon, Act II: Chiudo gli occhi (En fermant les yeux) 2:59       
  Molly Brannigan (arr. Stanford) 2:54       
  The Foggy Dew 2:11       
  The Low Backed Car 2:24       
  Sospiri miei, andate ove vi mando 2:22       
  Say Au Revoir, but not Goodbye 3:22       
  Mother O'Mine 2:17       
  Down in the Forest 2:53       
  Carmen, Act I: Votre mere avec moi sortait de la chapelle 4:01       
  I Hear a Thrush at Eve, "Serenade" 2:13       
  Goodbye 3:59       
  A Little Love, A Little Kiss 3:17       
  Rigoletto, Act I: Questa o quella 2:00       
  Nearer My God, to Thee 3:21       
  Eileen Alannah 2:40       
  Goodbye, Sweetheart, Goodbye 3:11       
  Le Portrait 3:07       
  The Angel's Serenade, "Leggenda valacca", "La serenata" 4:45       
  Le Nil 4:16       
  Jocelyn, Op. 100: Beneath the Quivering Leaves 5:13       
  Ellens Gesang III (Ave Maria!), Op. 52, No. 6, D. 839, "Hymne an die Jungfrau" 4:38       
  Ave Maria 4:45       
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