The Lover: The Love Poetry of Carl Sandburg

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Featuring 18 never before collected love poems written by famed journalist, Lincoln biographer, statesman, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg, this collection is a sumptuous, romantic, and unique project fated to become a favorite. The poems included here are each read with passion, grace, and power by Tim Wheater, and accompanied by a musical work specifically created by romantic composer Michael Hoppe. In addition, the CD includes six beautiful musical interludes composed by Hoppe and its enchanting packaging features a 28-page booklet and a gift-ready slipcase, making it an ideal gift for Valentine's Day.
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Featuring 18 never before collected love poems written by famed journalist, Lincoln biographer, statesman, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg, this collection is a sumptuous, romantic, and unique project fated to become a favorite. The poems included here are each read with passion, grace, and power by Tim Wheater, and accompanied by a musical work specifically created by romantic composer Michael Hoppe. In addition, the CD includes six beautiful musical interludes composed by Hoppe and its enchanting packaging features a 28-page booklet and a gift-ready slipcase, making it an ideal gift for Valentine's Day.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/2001
  • Label: Spring Hill
  • UPC: 718795603022
  • Catalog Number: 6030
  • Sales rank: 259,721

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction to Whatever Gardens - Tim Wheater (2:02)
  2. 2 The Great Hunt - Tim Wheater (2:16)
  3. 3 Mag - Tim Wheater (1:24)
  4. 4 Interlude: Lover's Lament - Tim Wheater (1:53)
  5. 5 Monotone - Tim Wheater (3:43)
  6. 6 Joy - Tim Wheater (1:15)
  7. 7 Dreams in the Dusk - Tim Wheater (0:53)
  8. 8 Interlude: Beloved - Tim Wheater (1:02)
  9. 9 Under the Harvest Moon - Tim Wheater (1:07)
  10. 10 Home Thoughts - Tim Wheater (3:04)
  11. 11 Dream Girl - Tim Wheater (1:47)
  12. 12 Interlude: Lachrymosa - Tim Wheater (1:05)
  13. 13 The Wind Sings Welcome in Early Spring - Tim Wheater (1:24)
  14. 14 Tawny - Tim Wheater (1:38)
  15. 15 The First Kiss Came With Flame - Tim Wheater (2:45)
  16. 16 Interlude: The Unforgetting Heart - Tim Wheater (4:46)
  17. 17 She Held Herself a Deep Pool for Him - Tim Wheater (1:09)
  18. 18 Careless Hearts - Tim Wheater (0:49)
  19. 19 Valley Song - Tim Wheater (1:15)
  20. 20 Interlude: Grace - Tim Wheater (3:51)
  21. 21 Offering and Rebuff - Tim Wheater (1:04)
  22. 22 An Old Woman - Tim Wheater (1:08)
  23. 23 Explanation of Love - Tim Wheater (1:37)
  24. 24 Interlude: Jude's Theme - Tim Wheater (4:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Hoppé Primary Artist, Keyboards
Lili Haydn Violin
Martin Tillman Cello
Tim Wheater Flute, Narrator
Kenton Youngstrom Guitar
Eugene Fodor Violin
James Sitterly Violin
Heidi Fielding Soprano (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Michael Hoppé Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    from Solo Piano Publications

    I must warn you that ¿The Lover¿ is so utterly classy that you will feel you should dress up to listen to it! Originally released in time for Valentine¿s Day shopping, this mostly spoken-word CD is wonderful at any time of the year. Michael Hoppe has created loving backdrops of washes of music to enhance Tim Wheater¿s reading of the love poems of Carl Sandburg. I have been a longtime fan of Wheater¿s flute playing, but had no idea he has such an incredible voice - a rich, deep baritone full of strength and tenderness. This CD came into being because of Hoppe¿s earlier collaboration with cellist Martin Tillman, ¿The Poet¿. That album was Hoppe¿s music composed to go with photographic portraits his grandfather, E.O.Hoppe, had taken of various poets, including Carl Sandburg. Sandburg¿s granddaughter, Helga, discovered the album and shared it with Sandburg¿s biographer, Penelope Niven. None of the Sandburgs or the biographer had ever seen E.O. Hoppe¿s portrait, and Niven was compelled to learn more about the photographer. This quest brought the biographer and Michael Hoppe together to discuss the fusion of poetry and music. Hoppe then asked Wheater to read some of Sandburg¿s poems aloud so he could listen and begin to compose. The result is an incredibly beautiful package that includes a booklet with the poems written out. The poems themselves are short, and range from the love of an elderly mother for her son to a husband wishing he had never met his wife. The emotional span is wide but never melodramatic, and the background music is very quiet and unobtrusive. Hoppe also includes six ¿interludes¿ which are musical pieces without any words over them. Three of these pieces are from other Hoppe albums or compilations, and complement the poems beautifully. They also refresh the ear before going on to more spoken voice. Michael Hoppe is one of my favorite artists, and this album is one more reason why. The collaboration of three artists of such a high caliber is always breathtaking, and this is no exception! Highly recommended.

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