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Program 8: Arthur Farwell, American Pioneer

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.



Song listings with composer / poet, performers, CD label, and CD number:

Ichibuzzhi for piano
Arthur Farwell
Dario Müller, piano
Marco Polo 8.223738

Song of the Deathless Voice
from Three Indian Songs
Arthur Farwell / Arthur Farwell
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano
Orfeo 656052

Inketunga's Thunder Song
from Three Indian Songs
Arthur Farwell / Arthur Farwell
William Parker, baritone; William Huckaby, piano
New World Records 80463

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
Opera Classics, 1911-1918

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
Nonesuch, B000005IYX

Serenade
Gena Branscombe / Robert Browning
Kathleen Shimeta, mezzo-soprano; Martin Hennessey, piano
Albany Records TROY 599

Beggar’s Dreams
from The Gods of the Mountain
Arthur Farwell
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Kreuger, conductor
American Orchestral Compositions, 1890-1916

Navajo War Dance
Arthur Farwell / Traditional
The New World Singers; John Miner, conductor
New World Records 80542

Dark Her Lodge Door
Arthur Farwell / Charles O. Roos
David Barron, baritone; Neely Bruce, piano
Live on WQXR, April 16, 1975

The Ravens Are Singing
Arthur Farwell / Charles O. Roos
David Barron, baritone; Neely Bruce, piano
Live on WQXR, April 16, 1975

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Roy Harris / Patrick Gilmore
Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale, conducted by Robert Shewan
Albany Music TROY 164

I’m Nobody
from Thirty-Four Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson
Arthur Farwell / Emily Dickinson
Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano
Albany Records TROY 043

The Level Bee
from Thirty-Four Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson
Arthur Farwell / Emily Dickinson
Paul Sperry, tenor; Irma Vallecillo, piano
Albany Records TROY 043

The Old Man’s Love Story
from Three Indian Songs
Arthur Farwell / Arthur Farwell
Thomas Hampson, baritone/Wolfram Rieger, piano
Orfeo 656052

 

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