Toward an American opera, 1911-1954

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  • "At head of title: Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc."
  • The 1st 6 selections are mono., the remainder stereo.
  • Durations on container; notes on the original recordings, program notes by Patrick J. Smith, texts, bibliography, and discography ([6] p. : ill.) bound in.


  • Natoma. I list the trill (Alma Gluck, soprano) ; No country can my own outvie (John McCormack, tenor) / Victor Herbert (unnamed orchestra ; V. Herbert, conductor) -- The king's henchman. Oh, Caesar, great wert thou ; Nay, Maccus, lay him down / Deems Taylor (Lawrence Tibbet, baritone ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; Giulio Setti, conductor) -- The Emperor Jones. Standin' in the need of prayer / Louis Gruenberg (Tibbett ; Met Orch. & Chorus ; Wilfred Pelletier, conductor) -- Merry mount. 'Tis an Earth defiled / Howard Hanson (same performers as Gruenberg piece) -- The second hurricane. Two Willow Hill ; Sextet ; Jeff's song ; Queenie's song / Aaron Copland (soloists and Chorus of the High School of Music and Art ; New York Philharmonic ; Leonard Bernstein, conductor) -- The consul. To this we've come / Gian Carlo Menotti (Patricia Neway, soprano ; unnamed orchestra ; Lehman Engel, conductor) -- The tender land. It promises to be a fine night ; The promise of living / Aaron Copland (Joy Clements, soprano ; Claramae Turner, mezzo-soprano ; Richard Cassily, tenor ; Richard Fredericks, baritone ; Norman Treigle, bass ; NY Phil ; A. Copland, conductor)
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