John Matthew Myers, Myra Huang – John Matthew Myers: Desiderium – Barber • Griffes • Previn • Kander • Weill (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

(Last Updated On: July 5, 2022)

John Matthew Myers, Myra Huang – John Matthew Myers: Desiderium – Barber • Griffes • Previn • Kander • Weill (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:54 minutes | 1,10 GB | Genre: Classical
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John Matthew Myers is rapidly in the ascendent. His debut album, “Desiderium”, coincides with his Metropolitan Opera debut in Brett Dean’s Hamlet. “Desiderium” – “an ardent desire or longing, a feeling of loss or grief for something lost” – beautifully showcases Myers’ mellifluous voice. His thoughtful program of works by American and American émigré composers opens with Samuel Barber’s yearning Knoxville: Summer of 1915 – rarely heard sung by a tenor – and transitions to Charles Tomlinson Griffes’ similarly searching settings of 3 Poems of Fiona Macleod, and Andre Previn’s 4 Songs for Tenor and Piano.What follows is A Letter from Sullivan Ballou, set to the words of a poignant letter by an American Civil War officer, by John Kander (of Kander and Ebb musical theatre fame). Rounding out the recital are 4 Walt Whitman Songs by German-born composer Kurt Weill, including the classic O Captain! My Captain!John Matthew Myers says “Call me a big-hearted Romantic. Each song on this album conveys yearning, separation, loneliness or distance but also a sense of intimacy and longing for connection”. It certainly does. “Desiderium” is an auspicious album.

Tracklist:
01. John Matthew Myers – Knoxville: Summer 1915, Op. 24 (17:57)
02. John Matthew Myers – 3 Poems of Fiona Macleod: I. The Lament of Ian the Proud (03:49)
03. John Matthew Myers – 3 Poems of Fiona Macleod: II. Thy Dark Eyes to Mine (02:38)
04. John Matthew Myers – 3 Poems of Fiona Macleod: III. The Rose of the Night (04:02)
05. John Matthew Myers – 4 Songs for Tenor and Piano: I. Is It For Now (02:12)
06. John Matthew Myers – 4 Songs for Tenor and Piano: II. To Write One Song (03:00)
07. John Matthew Myers – 4 Songs for Tenor and Piano: III. Ad Infinitum (01:52)
08. John Matthew Myers – 4 Songs for Tenor and Piano: IV. The Revelation (02:00)
09. John Matthew Myers – A Letter from Sullivan Ballou (08:12)
10. John Matthew Myers – 4 Walt Whitman Songs: I. Beat! Beat! Drums! (03:34)
11. John Matthew Myers – 4 Walt Whitman Songs: II. Oh Captain! My Captain! (04:54)
12. John Matthew Myers – 4 Walt Whitman Songs: III. Come Up From the Fields, Father (05:34)
13. John Matthew Myers – 4 Walt Whitman Songs: IV. Dirge for Two Veterans (05:04)

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