Ives: Concord Sonata; Songs - Emmanuel Pahud (flute); Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano); Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano); Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
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  1. The Things Our Fathers Loved, song for voice & piano, S. 372 (K. 6B58)
  2. The Housatonic at Stockbridge, song for voice & piano, S. 266 (K. 6B64d)
  3. Swimmers, song for voice & piano, S. 366 (K. 6B53)
  4. Memories, song for voice & piano, S. 297 (K. 6B26a)
  5. Ann Street, song for voice & piano, S. 211 (K. 6B67)
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  1. The Things Our Fathers Loved, song for voice & piano, S. 372 (K. 6B58)
  2. The Housatonic at Stockbridge, song for voice & piano, S. 266 (K. 6B64d)
  3. Swimmers, song for voice & piano, S. 366 (K. 6B53)
  4. Memories, song for voice & piano, S. 297 (K. 6B26a)
  5. Ann Street, song for voice & piano, S. 211 (K. 6B67)
  6. Serenity, song for voice & piano, S. 347 (K. 6B60d)
  7. 1, 2, 3, song for voice & piano, S. 321 (K. 6B66a)
  8. Songs My Mother Taught Me, song for voice and piano, S. 361 (K. 6B21c)
  9. The Circus Band, song for voice & piano, S. 229 (K. 6B20)
  10. The Cage, song for voice & piano, S. 221 (K. 6B42)
  11. The Indians, song for voice & piano, S. 283 (K. 6B63)
  12. Like a Sick Eagle, song for voice & piano, S. 288 (K. 6B45a)
  13. Remembrance, for voice & piano, S. 332 (K. 6B62a)
  14. September, song for voice & piano, S. 346 (K. 6B61b)
  15. Soliloquy, song for voice & piano, S. 352 (K. 6B43a)
  16. A Farewell to Land, song for voice & piano, S. 248 (K. 6B46)
  17. Thoreau, song for voice & piano, S. 373 (K. 6B52)
  18. Sonata No. 2: Concord, Mass., 1840-60, for piano (& optional viola, flute), S. 88 (K. 3A2)
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This selection of 17 Charles Ives' songs are not done too badly here, nor are they the best on record. The faster-tempo songs such as Ann Street, Memories, and 1, 2, 3 are a bit limpid and underpowered in Graham's reading, and it sounds like pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard gets his fingers stuck in the keys here and there. But the softer, slower pieces such as A Farewell to Land and The Things Our Fathers Loved are pretty good. Older singers such as Helen Boatwright and the late Jan de Gaetani have set the bar very high for ...

Ives: Concord Sonata; Songs 2004, Warner Classics

UPC: 825646029723

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