A beautiful rendition of 20th Century American Song
Burkhardt Reiter : firstname.lastname@example.org | Boston, MA | 06/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great album. It spans the spectrum of 20th Century American music from the tonality and romanticism of Stephen Foster to the experimentality of John Cage.Jan DeGaetani and Gilbert Kalish, with their understanding and sensitivity to the music of their time, combine to form a duo that sets the standard for interpretation of this music.Students, professionals, and general classical music lovers will cherish this CD in their library. If you want an introduction to American Music of this Century, this album provides the most accessible doorway to the widest array of styles I have heard."
American Song Potpourri
Daniel G. Berk | West Bloomfield, Michigan | 07/31/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The 28 songs on this CD provide a broad spectrum of American art songs. JanDeGaetani possesses a beautiful mezzo-soprano voice and ideally expresses the proper emotions these songs require. Gilbert Kalish's piano supplies the necessary support without getting in the way of the singer. All in all, this is a good collaboration."