Post by email@example.com Post by JohnGavin
It's Ives for me too. Favorite are the Songs with Jan de Gaetani and Gilbert Kalish. A desert island CD.
Magnificent! We also listened to Barber's "Knoxville Summer of 1915" twice--first sung by Leontyne Price and then Eleanor Steber. Then Price in the "Hermit Songs" and William Warfield in Copland's "Old American Songs." I sang our kids to sleep with the latter when they were babies.
A propos of Ives songs, I try to keep up with new issues but keep returning to Roberta Alexander's recordings with pleasure. Here is a great source for the song texts, btw: http://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_settings.html?ComposerId=1307.
It has been very gratifying to have seen Barber's Knoxville so well-
represented on discs since those days when Steber's two accounts were
the ONLY ones to be available.
By my count, there have been 21 separate performances of the orchestral
version on disc of which only one remains unreleased on CD.
I may have missed some and would appreciate additions to the modest
discography compiled below.
Alexander / deWaart / Netherlands / EtCetera KTC 1145
Battle / Previn / St. Lukes / DGG 437 787-2
Bruggergosman / Goodman / Manitoba / CBC 5234
Farrell / Hermann / CBS / WHRA 6039
Fleming / Oramo / Stockholm / Decca 2609602
Frederick / Curtis / Orchestra of the Swan / Somm 118
Gauvin / Alsop / Royal Scottish / Naxos 8559134
Gillet / Daniel / Liege / aeon AECD 1113
Golden / Barra / San Diego Chamber / Koch 7206
Gomez / Hickox / City of London Sinf. / Virgin VC790766
Hendricks / Tilson Thomas / LSO / EMI 55358
Hohenfeld / Somary / Nurnberg / Claves 9806
Lear / Orchestra / Zillig / VAI 1049
McGurk / Measham / Western Australia / Regis RRC 1139
McNair / Levi / Atlanta / Telarc 80250
Pelton / Russell / ProMusica Chamber / Summit 1023
Price / Schippers / NYPhil / WHRA 6039
Price / Schippers / New Philharmonia / RCA 61983
Steber / Harsanyi / Trenton / St/and 7420 (VINYL ONLY)
Steber / Strickland / Dumbarton Oaks / Sony MHK 60899 et al.
Upshaw / Zinman / St. Lukes / Nonesuch 979187