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Composers of the Week: 20th-century American Song

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Brian Morton looks at animals, monsters, nursery rhymes and lullabies in his continuing exploration of 20th-century American art song. Soprano Dawn Upshaw introduces the most famous of all American evocations of childhood - Samuel
Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Copland Ching-a-Ring Chaw Thomas Hampson (baritone), St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
Theodore Chanler The Children;
Once upon a Time; Moo Is a Cow (The Children) Donald Gramm
(baritone), Donald Hassard (piano) Lee Hoiby Jabberwocky William Sharp (baritone), Steven Blier (piano)
Meredith Monk Eva 's Song Toby Newman (treble)
Cage Five Songs Adria Firestone (mezzo), Joshua Pierce (piano)
Irving Fine The Duck and the Yak William Parker (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Ives, arr Adams Down East
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor John Adams Copland The Little Horses; The Golden Willow Tree; I Bought Me a Cat Roberta Alexander (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Eleanor Steber (soprano),
Dumbarton Oaks Orchestra, conductor William Strickland Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Morton
Soprano: Dawn Upshaw
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Conductor: Theodore Chanler
Baritone: Donald Gramm
Baritone: Donald Hassard
Piano: Lee Hoiby Jabberwocky
Baritone: William Sharp
Piano: Steven Blier
Piano: Meredith Monk Eva
Song: Toby Newman
Piano: Joshua Pierce
Baritone: William Parker
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Conductor: John Adams
Soprano: Roberta Alexander
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Soprano: Eleanor Steber
Conductor: William Strickland

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Composers of the Week: 20th-century American Song

BBC Radio 3, 1 January 1998 13.00






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