Samuel Barber, Copland, Virgil Thomson, Steber, Leontyne Price, Tourel, Warfield  (Sony MHK 60899)
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Samuel Barber, Copland, Virgil Thomson, Steber, Leontyne Price, Tourel, Warfield  (Sony MHK 60899)
V0311. SAMUEL BARBER (Bar.) & Aaron Copland & Virgil Thomson, w.Eleanor Steber, Leontyne Price, Jennie Tourel, William Warfield (the latter’s ‘Old American Songs’, previously Unpublished in any format), etc.: Modern American Vocal Works – Premiere Recordings, 1950-53. (Austria) Sony MHK 60899, recorded 1950-53. Gatefold Jacket has Brochure, w.archival photos; Disc has original Columbia LP label. Final ever-so-slightly used copy! - 074646089927

CRITIC REVIEW:

"A collection of 'Modern American Vocal Works' includes both sets of Copland's 'Old American Songs' with baritone William Warfield and the composer at the piano (the Second Set is a first-ever release) quite different of course to the later stereo recordings that Warfield made with the Columbia Symphony and Copland conducting. The same disc also includes Barber's 'Knoxville' with Eleanor Steber (recorded in 1950) and two works by Virgil Thomson: 'STABAT MATER' and 'Capital Capitals', the former with Jennie Tourel and the New Music Quartet (an excellent ensemble that one hopes might eventually have a Heritage album to itself)."

- GRAMOPHONE, August 1999