Arthur Farwell, American Pioneer

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

At the beginning of the 20th century, deeply influenced by Dvorak’s challenge to Americans to find their own musical voices, Arthur Farwell used music of Native Americans and words of American poets as inspiration for his own unique voice. He also pioneered the publishing of American composers and poets through his famed Wa-Wan Press.

Program details (song, composer/poet and performers):

Ichibuzzhi for piano
Arthur Farwell
Dario Müller, piano.

Song of the Deathless Voice from Three Indian Songs
Arthur Farwell / Arthur Farwell
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano.

Inketunga's Thunder Song from Three Indian Songs
Arthur Farwell / Arthur Farwell
William Parker, baritone; William Huckaby, piano.

From the Land of the Sky-Blue Water from From the Land of Sky-Blue Water
Charles Wakefield Cadman / Nelle Richmond Eberhart
Alma Gluck, soprano; Victor Orchestra conducted by Walter B. Rodgers.

The Moon Drops Low from From the Land of Sky-Blue Water
Charles Wakefield Cadman / Nelle Richmond Eberhart
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano.

Serenade
Gena Branscombe / Robert Browning
Kathleen Shimeta, mezzo-soprano; Martin Hennessey, piano.

Beggar’s Dreams from The Gods of the Mountain
Arthur Farwell
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Kreuger, conductor.

Navajo War Dance
Arthur Farwell / Traditional
The New World Singers; John Miner, conductor.

Dark Her Lodge Door
Arthur Farwell / Charles O. Roos
David Barron, baritone; Neely Bruce, piano.

The Ravens Are Singing
Arthur Farwell / Charles O. Roos
David Barron, baritone; Neely Bruce, piano.

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Roy Harris / Patrick Gilmore
Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale, conducted by Robert Shewan.

I’m Nobody from Thirty-Four Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson
Arthur Farwell / Emily Dickinson
Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano.

The Level Bee from Thirty-Four Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson
Arthur Farwell / Emily Dickinson
Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano.

The Old Man’s Love Story from Three Indian Songs
Arthur Farwell / Arthur Farwell
Thomas Hampson, baritone/Wolfram Rieger, piano.

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Matt Marble from Brooklyn, NY

How can I listen to this episode on Arthur Farwell?

Sep. 11 2013 05:44 PM

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