Great American Songwriters, Vol. 10 [Angel]

Great American Songwriters, Vol. 10 [Angel]


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Great American Songwriters, Vol. 10 [Angel]

In 1992 Angel Records came out with this lushly orchestrated tribute to Great American Songwriters, wherein popular melodies by Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart are sung by Frederica Von Stade, Kiri Te Kanawa, Thomas Hampson, and the late Bruce Hubbard, who co-starred with Von Stade in John McGlinn's expanded cast recording of Showboat, released on Angel in 1988. Those who want more of a jazz or casual pop approach should look elsewhere, as this production is rather formal. Others who appreciate classical vocalists might enjoy the way the program unfolds, as four internationally recognized opera and lieder singers render the songs with great care. Kiri Te Kanawa and Thomas Hampson come across as stylized and refined, Bruce Hubbard sounds as warm and personable as ever, and Frederica Von Stade glows like a room full of roses at dawn. Sadly, this wonderful voice is only heard thrice, while Te Kanawa sings four tunes and the men each get five. Von Stade devotees might find this ratio somewhat frustrating.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/1992
Label: Angel Records
UPC: 0077776467023
catalogNumber: 64670

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frederica Von Stade   Vocals,Track Performer
Thomas Hampson   Vocals,Track Performer
Kiri Te Kanawa   Vocals,Track Performer
Bruce Hubbard   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
John Kurlander   Engineer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
David Foil   Liner Notes
Mark Forlow   Executive Producer
David Flower   Engineer
Patti Laursen   Programming,Producer
Simon Woods   Programming,Producer
John Fraser   Programming,Producer
Emil T. Micha   Cover Design
John Newton   Engineer

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