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ARLEN / GERSHWIN / WEILL / SCHWARTZ: Classic American Love Songs

    

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ARLEN / GERSHWIN / WEILL / SCHWARTZ: Classic American Love Songs

In researching libraries and publishers’ basements for materials for this project, I found some of the greatest American love songs ever written, a richness of music that made it difficult to choose. It was exhilarating to find unknown songs by Kurt Weill, and record them for the first time. For this recording, which covers a particularly inspired period of popular American love songs, immortalized by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and many others, I chose George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Harold Arlen and Arthur Schwartz who were friends, living in Hollywood during a specially creative period in their lives. As Thomas Z Shepard indicates in his notes, “these songs, created from the 1920s through the 1950s, represent the quintessential sophistication and elegance of an idealized world” – Carole Farley


Arlen, Harold

  Casbah: What's Good About Goodbye
1.   Casbah: What's Good About Goodbye 00:02:41

Weill, Kurt
Nash, Ogden / Perelman, S.J., lyricist(s)

  One Touch of Venus: Love in a Mist
2.   One Touch of Venus: Love in a Mist 00:02:41

Schwartz, Arthur

  Revenge with Music: You and the Night and the Music
3.   Revenge with Music: You and the Night and the Music 00:03:49

Arlen, Harold

  Last Night When We Were Young
4.   Last Night When We Were Young 00:04:30

Weill, Kurt

  The Romance Of A Lifetime
5.   The Romance Of A Lifetime 00:01:47

Gershwin, George

  Poppyland
6.   Poppyland 00:02:17

Weill, Kurt
Gershwin, Ira, lyricist(s)

  Lady in the Dark: Unforgettable
7.   Lady in the Dark: Unforgettable 00:01:29

Schwartz, Arthur
Dietz, Howard, lyricist(s)

  The Band Wagon: Dancing in the Dark
8.   The Band Wagon: Dancing in the Dark 00:03:33

Gershwin, George

  Isn't It a Pity
9.   Isn't It a Pity 00:03:30

Arlen, Harold

  When the Sun Comes Out
10.   When the Sun Comes Out 00:03:31

Gershwin, George
Gershwin, Ira, lyricist(s)

  Of Thee I Sing: Love is Sweeping the Country
11.   Of Thee I Sing: Love is Sweeping the Country 00:02:04

Arlen, Harold

  Casbah: It was Written in the Stars
12.   Casbah: It was Written in the Stars 00:02:44

Gershwin, George

  Boy! What Love has Done to Me!
13.   Boy! What Love has Done to Me! 00:02:57

Arlen, Harold

  Bloomer Girl: Right as the Rain
14.   Bloomer Girl: Right as the Rain 00:02:45
  St. Louis Woman: I had Myself a True Love
15.   St. Louis Woman: I had Myself a True Love 00:03:40

Schwartz, Arthur

  Between the Devil: I See Your Face Before Me
16.   Between the Devil: I See Your Face Before Me 00:03:38

Weill, Kurt

  The River is So Blue
17.   The River is So Blue 00:02:56

Schwartz, Arthur

  Three's a Crowd: Something To Remember You By
18.   Three's a Crowd: Something To Remember You By 00:03:22

Arlen, Harold

  Life Begins at 8:40: Fun to be Fooled
19.   Life Begins at 8:40: Fun to be Fooled 00:02:42

Weill, Kurt

  The Picture on the Wall
20.   The Picture on the Wall 00:02:05

Gershwin, George

  Rosalie: How Long Has This Been Going On
21.   Rosalie: How Long Has This Been Going On 00:03:31

Gershwin, George
Gershwin, Ira, lyricist(s)

  Strike Up The Band: Soon
22.   Strike Up The Band: Soon 00:03:36

Total Playing Time: 01:05:48






Composer(s):
Arlen, Harold; Gershwin, George; Schwartz, Arthur; Weill, Kurt

Lyricist(s):
Dietz, Howard; Gershwin, Ira; Nash, Ogden; Perelman, S.J.

Artist(s):
Constable, John; Farley, Carole

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Musicals; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559314

Barcode: 636943931424

Physical Release: 06/2007

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