Wondrous Free: Song of America II
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A beautiful record, piano and voice, of American songs. There are songs by Bernstein, Ives, Foster, and some others I have never heard of before. Particularly like the Blue Mountain Ballads and the version of Simple Song, for just piano and voice, really nice.
Each song in this album seems to flow seamlessly into the next. Mr. Hampsons voice is at his level best in these recordings. And at 7.99 its a steal!!
undeservedly unfamiliar music
There are some beautiful lesser-known songs here from a great advocate of American song. I specially recommend "Heavenly Grass" by Paul Bowles and this stunning rendition of Bernstein's "Simple Song" from MASS. Booklet is gorgeous too!
Born: June 28, 1955 in Elkhart, IN
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s