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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
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

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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ARLEN / GERSHWIN / WEILL / SCHWARTZ: Classic American Love Songs 1:05:48   
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  One Touch of Venus: Love in a Mist 2:41    0.99   Add to cart  
  Revenge with Music: You and the Night and the Music 3:49    0.99   Add to cart  
  Last Night When We Were Young 4:30    0.99   Add to cart  
  The Romance Of A Lifetime 1:47    0.99   Add to cart  
  Poppyland 2:17    0.99   Add to cart  
  Lady in the Dark: Unforgettable 1:29    0.99   Add to cart  
  The Band Wagon: Dancing in the Dark 3:33    0.99   Add to cart  
  Isn't It a Pity? 3:30    0.99   Add to cart  
  When the Sun Comes Out 3:31    0.99   Add to cart  
  Of Thee I Sing: Love is Sweeping the Country 2:04    0.99   Add to cart  
  Casbah: It was Written in the Stars 2:44    0.99   Add to cart  
  Boy! What Love has Done to Me! 2:57    0.99   Add to cart  
  Bloomer Girl: Right as the Rain 2:45    0.99   Add to cart  
  St. Louis Woman: I had Myself a True Love 3:40    0.99   Add to cart  
  Between the Devil: I See Your Face Before Me 3:38    0.99   Add to cart  
  The River is So Blue 2:56    0.99   Add to cart  
  Three's a Crowd: Something To Remember You By 3:22    0.99   Add to cart  
  Life Begins at 8:40: Fun to be Fooled 2:42    0.99   Add to cart  
  The Picture on the Wall 2:05    0.99   Add to cart  
  Rosalie: How Long Has This Been Going On? 3:31    0.99   Add to cart  
  Strike Up The Band: Soon 3:36    0.99   Add to cart  
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