Playlist #774: 2007-02-12

February 12th, 2007 · < mtheo >

Friday 2-16 is the centennial of Alec Wilder, a remarkable figure in American music. The great historian of American popular song in the first half of the 20th century, he was also a brilliant composer of songs himself, with complete disregard for walls between “art” song, jazz, and pop. Tonight’s show started with a barely-scratching-surface tour of his songwriting, with soprano Valerie Errante.

Alec Wilder:
“In the morning” (a)
“Moon and sand” (b)
“Margaret” (a)
“The plowman” (c)
“Moon and sand” (d)
“The rose on the wind” (a)
“Blackberry winter” / “The echoes of my life” (b)
a – Valerie Errante S / Robert Wason pf
b – Valerie Errante S / Robert Wason pf / Aleck Brinkman b
c – Valerie Errante S / Ken Meyer gtr
d – David Liebman tsx / Marius Beets b / Eric Ineke dms
(a, b, c – Albany Records TROY 404, Eastman American Music Series, vol. 10: Songs of Alec Wilder; d – Daybreak DB CHR 75214)
Arvo Pärt: Fratres (1977/1992)
Gil Shaham vn / Roger Carlsson perc / Göteborgs Symfoniker / Neeme Järvi cond (DG 289 457 647-2)
Aaron Copland: Nocturne
Maria Bachmann vn / Jon Klibonoff pf (Endeavour 1020, The red violin)
George Gershwin: My one and only / Rialto ripples rag
Maria Bachmann vn / Jon Klibonoff pf (Endeavour 1020, The red violin)

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