Rorem: Selected Songs / Carole Farley

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REVIEWS:Carole Farley, whose range is as impressive in stylistic as in purely vocal terms, shows herself here to be an ideal interpreter for Rorem, and...

REVIEWS:

Carole Farley, whose range is as impressive in stylistic as in purely vocal terms, shows herself here to be an ideal interpreter for Rorem, and his playing responds with hand-in-glove precision and sympathy. The voice itself, at once tensile-strong and appealingly vulnerable, seems in splendid condition.

-- Bernard Jacobson, Fanfare

The CD's first nine tracks, settings of Theodore Roethke, fairly represent the Rorem approach - conservative, elegantly crafted, subtle and flexible in expressive range. Song No. 1, "The Waking," shows his fondness, akin to that of Satie and Poulenc, for setting each syllable to a single note value, but by the second track, 'Root Cellar,' he has yielded to the occasional temptation to assign two notes to one syllable. 'Orchids' shows a pictorial gift, with music as limp as the plants described. There's Ivesian humor in 'The Serpent,' even a twisty melisma in 'Snake.'

The sequence of what follows, chosen for variety, should have something for everyone, and everything for some. Most of the songs are short, never gilding the lily. Gertrude Stein's 'I am Rose' gets just a few bars. But with a longer piece, such as Elizabeth Bishop's 'Visit to St. Elizabeth's,' the composer performs the feat of stretching out a fast tempo. Rorem finds rare magic in the monotone second verse of Tennyson's 'Ask me no more,' and broad, big-boned music in 'Youth, Day, Old Age, and Night,' first of a closing group of five devoted to Walt Whitman. Especially in the first three of these, Rorem's own poetry rises to meet Whitman's, and the cause of the American art song has been ratcheted up a peg."

-- John W Freeman, Opera News



Product Description:


  • Release Date: November 01, 2001


  • UPC: 636943908426


  • Catalog Number: 8559084


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Ned Rorem


  • Performer: Carole Farley, Ned Rorem



Works:


  1. Orchids

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  2. I Strolled Across an Empty Field

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  3. The Serpent

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  4. Night crow

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  5. Little Elegy

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  6. Nantucket Songs (10): no 3, Nantucket

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  7. Visits to St. Elizabeth's

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  8. Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  9. Spring

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  10. See how they love me

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  11. Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  12. I am Rose

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  13. Far-Far-Away

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  14. Early in the morning

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  15. Alleluia

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  16. Youth, Day, Old Age and Night

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  17. O you whom I often and silently come

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  18. As Adam early in the morning

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  19. The Waking

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  20. Root Cellar

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  21. My Papa's Waltz

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  22. Memory

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  23. Snake

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  24. The Nightingale

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  25. Lullaby of the Woman of the Mountain

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  26. Love in a Life

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  27. What if some little pain

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  28. Ask me no more

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  29. Such beauty as hurts to behold

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  30. Sally's Smile

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  31. Full of life now

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)


  32. Are you the new person?

    Composer: Ned Rorem

    Performer: Carole Farley (Soprano), Ned Rorem (Piano)