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Title The pity of war [sound recording] : songs and poems of wartime suffering.

Publication Info. [London] : BBC Music Magazine, [2003]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Harvard Diggins Lib Adult Audiobooks and Music - HRLY-11  CD 782.42 PIT    AVAILABLE
Description 1 audio disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 010942
Description performed music prm rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
Series BBC music magazine ; v. 12, no. 3
BBC music magazine ; v. 12, no. 3.
Performer Sally Matthews, soprano (4th, 6th, 12th, 16th, and 18th works) ; Mark Padmore, tenor (3rd, 8th, 11th, 13th, 17th, and 20th-21st works) ; Christopher Maltman, baritone (1st, 7th, 10th, 15th, 22nd, and 24th works) ; Iain Burnside or Roger Vignoles, piano ; Simon Russell Beale, reader (poems) (2nd, 5th, 9th, 14th, 19th, and 23rd works) ; Ann Allen, piccolo (7th work).
Event Recorded Jan. 25, 2002, at BBC Maida Vale Studios, and July 15 and 27, 2003, at the Warehouse.
Note Issued with BBC music magazine, Nov. 2003.
Compact disc.
Program notes by Iain Burnside and biographical notes on the performers (7 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Contents On the idle hill of summer / Arthur Somervell ; words by A.E. Housman (2:41) -- Anthem for doomed youth / Wilfred Owen (:54) -- Dirge for two veterans / Kurt Weill ; words by Walt Whitman (4:20) -- The children / James MacMillan ; words by William Soutar (6:20) -- Corporal Stare / Robert Graves (1:33) -- Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen / Gustav Mahler ; words by Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano (6:20) -- He is there! / Charles Ives ; words by Charles Ives (4:16) -- Bleuet / Francis Poulenc ; words by Guillaume Apollinaire (3:11) -- The soldier / Rupert Brooke (1:06) -- The soldier / John Ireland ; words by Rupert Brooke (2:53) -- An den kleinen Radioapparat / Hanns Eisler ; words by Bertolt Brecht (1:18) -- Buddy on the nighshift / Kurt Weill ; words by Oscar Hammerstein II (2:47) -- The dancer / Michael Tippett ; words by Alun Lewis (2:19) -- Counter-attack / Siegfried Sassoon (2:25) -- Channel firing / Gerald Finzi ; words by Thomas Hardy (6:16) -- C / Francis Poulenc ; words by Louis Aragon (2:59) -- Hotelzimmer 1942 / Hanns Eisler ; words by Bertolt Brecht (2:02) -- Ma jeunesse / Reynaldo Hahn ; words by Hélène Vacaresco (2:20) -- Dulce et decorum est / Wilfred Owen (1:55) -- The children / Benjamin Britten ; words by William Soutar (4:44) -- Le disparu / Francis Poulenc ; words by Robert Desnos (1:37) -- Severn meadows / Ivor Gurney ; words by Ivor Gurney (1:46) -- The parable of the old man and the young / Wilfred Owen (:58) -- The lads in their hundreds / George Butterworth ; words by A.E. Housman (2:27).
Credits Producer, Clive Portbury.
Language Sung or spoken in English (1st-5th, 7th, 9th-10th, 12th-15th, 19th-20th, and 22nd-24th works), German (6th, 11th, and 17th), or French (8th, 16th, 18th, and 21st).
Subject War songs -- Sound recordings.
Songs with piano -- Sound recordings.
Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble -- Sound recordings.
War poetry, English -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Matthews, Sally, 1975- performer.
Padmore, Mark, performer.
Maltman, Christopher, performer.
Burnside, Iain, performer.
Vignoles, Roger, performer.
Beale, Simon Russell, narrator.
Allen, Ann (Piccolo player), performer.
Owen, Wilfred, 1893-1918.
Graves, Robert, 1895-1985.
Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915.
Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967.
Somervell, Arthur, 1863-1937. Shropshire lad. On the idle hill of summer.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Walt Whitman songs. Dirge for two veterans.
MacMillan, James, 1959- Children.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Knaben Wunderhorn. Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen; arranged.
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. He is there!
Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963. Songs. Selections.
Ireland, John, 1879-1962. Songs (1917-1918). Soldier.
Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962. An den kleinen Radioapparat.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Buddy on the nightshift.
Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. Heart's assurance. Dancer.
Finzi, Gerald, 1901-1956. Before and after summer. Channel firing.
Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962. Hotelzimmer 1942.
Hahn, Reynaldo, 1875-1947. Ma jeunesse.
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Who are these children? Children.
Gurney, Ivor, 1890-1937. Severn meadows.
Butterworth, George, 1885-1916. Songs from A Shropshire lad. Lads in their hundreds.
Added Title Songs and poems of wartime suffering
BBC music magazine.
Music No. BBC MM235 BBC Music Magazine

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