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ARLEN / GERSHWIN / WEILL / SCHWARTZ: Classic American Love Songs

Artist(s) Constable, John, piano • Farley, Carole, soprano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category MusicalsVocal
Catalogue 8.559314
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
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In researching libraries and publishers’ basements for materials for this project, I found some of the greatest American love songs ever written, a richness of music that made it difficult to choose. It was exhilarating to find unknown songs by Kurt Weill, and record them for the first time. For this recording, which covers a particularly inspired period of popular American love songs, immortalized by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and many others, I chose George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Harold Arlen and Arthur Schwartz who were friends, living in Hollywood during a specially creative period in their lives. As Thomas Z Shepard indicates in his notes, “these songs, created from the 1920s through the 1950s, represent the quintessential sophistication and elegance of an


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Work/Track Title Time
ARLEN / GERSHWIN / WEILL / SCHWARTZ: Classic American Love Songs 1:05:48   
  Casbah: What's Good About Goodbye? 2:41       
  One Touch of Venus: Love in a Mist 2:41       
  Revenge with Music: You and the Night and the Music 3:49       
  Last Night When We Were Young 4:30       
  The Romance Of A Lifetime 1:47       
  Poppyland 2:17       
  Lady in the Dark: Unforgettable 1:29       
  The Band Wagon: Dancing in the Dark 3:33       
  Isn't It a Pity? 3:30       
  When the Sun Comes Out 3:31       
  Of Thee I Sing: Love is Sweeping the Country 2:04       
  Casbah: It was Written in the Stars 2:44       
  Boy! What Love has Done to Me! 2:57       
  Bloomer Girl: Right as the Rain 2:45       
  St. Louis Woman: I had Myself a True Love 3:40       
  Between the Devil: I See Your Face Before Me 3:38       
  The River is So Blue 2:56       
  Three's a Crowd: Something To Remember You By 3:22       
  Life Begins at 8:40: Fun to be Fooled 2:42       
  The Picture on the Wall 2:05       
  Rosalie: How Long Has This Been Going On? 3:31       
  Strike Up The Band: Soon 3:36       
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