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MCCORMACK, John: McCormack Edition, Vol. 7: The Acoustic Recordings (1916-1918)

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Period(s) 20th CenturyClassical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical MusicNostalgia
Category NostalgiaOperaOperettaVocal
Catalogue 8.112018
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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This seventh volume in the Naxos McCormack edition includes the great tenor’s only published recording of the Preislied from Wagner’s Die Meistersinger, sung here in English translation as Morning Was Gleaming; music by Irish and Irish-American composers; patriotic war-related songs that evoke the pain of separation and the hope of return, including Ivor Novello’s hugely popular Keep the Home Fires Burning; and Champs paternels from Méhul’s opera Joseph, recorded as a supportive gesture for the French forces that were suffering greatly at the time. All these works are delivered with an intimacy of feeling, masterful phrasing and a compelling sense of engagement with the

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Review By David Denton,Naxos,November 2008

John McCormack was the operatic ‘pop’ star of his time, though much of his public adoration came through his recordings of sentimental ballads.

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