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Hilde Gueden: My Secret Heart

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4820115

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 5th August 2016

Contents

Works

Coward, Noel

Bitter Sweet
» I'll see you again
» Zigeuner
I'll Follow My Secret Heart
Private Lives
» Someday I'll find you

Novello, Ivor

Glamorous Night
» Glamorous night
King's Rhapsody
» Someday my heart will awake
» The violin began to play
Music in May
The Dancing Years
» I can give you the starlight
» Leap Year Waltz
» Waltz of my heart
We'll gather lilacs

Artists

Hilde Gueden (soprano)
Stanley Black Chorus and Orchestra
Wiener Volksopernorchester
Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Staatsopernorchester

Conductors

Stanley Black
Kurt Adler
Gyorgy Fischer
Richard Rossmayer

Works

Coward, Noel

Bitter Sweet
» I'll see you again
» Zigeuner
I'll Follow My Secret Heart
Private Lives
» Someday I'll find you

Novello, Ivor

Glamorous Night
» Glamorous night
King's Rhapsody
» Someday my heart will awake
» The violin began to play
Music in May
The Dancing Years
» I can give you the starlight
» Leap Year Waltz
» Waltz of my heart
We'll gather lilacs

Artists

Hilde Gueden (soprano)
Stanley Black Chorus and Orchestra
Wiener Volksopernorchester
Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Staatsopernorchester

Conductors

Stanley Black
Kurt Adler
Gyorgy Fischer
Richard Rossmayer

About

Certain rhythms seem to flow naturally for certain people. Shakespeare could probably have held a conversation in iambic pentameters and, when it comes to music, you can find many national preferences: the tango for Argentinians, the samba for Brazilians, the polka for Czechs, the mazurka for Poles, the czárdás for Hungarians, and so on.

The Austrians have developed a predilection for the waltz, which grew out of an earlier dance, the Ländler. It comes so naturally to them that it is almost like a second language. The great Viennese soprano Hilde Gueden had it in her bones and was second to none in interpreting her native operettas. But, in an inspired move by the Decca recording team, in 1955 she was persuaded to try her hand at the waltz music of two British men of the theatre, Ivor Novello and Noël Coward. The resulting album, beautifully arranged and conducted by Stanley Black, has become a classic.

This 2-CD set presents Gueden in folkloric vein, from the songs from musicals by Coward and Novello, to a sequence of Viennese songs, including waltzes, and two programmes delivered with often touching simplicity, one of children’s songs, the other of Christmas music. All are treated with the same polished perfectionism, a total eschewal of sentimentality, and that indefinable quality through which great singers make intimate contact with their listeners. The recordings were made between 1952 and 1969 for Decca, with whom she enjoyed a long collaboration.

Track listing:

CD 1
My Secret Heart: The Music of Ivor Novello and Noël Coward
Ivor Novello (1893–1951)
1. Music in May (Careless Rapture)
Noël Coward (1899–1973)
2. I’ll follow my secret heart (Conversation Piece)
3. Zigeuner (Bitter Sweet)
Ivor Novello
4. Leap Year Waltz (The Dancing Years)
5. Some day my heart will awake (King’s Rhapsody)
6. I can give you the starlight (The Dancing Years)
7. Waltz of my heart (The Dancing Years)
Noël Coward
8. I’ll see you again (Bitter Sweet)
Ivor Novello
9. The violin began to play (King’s Rhapsody)
10. We’ll gather lilacs (Perchance to Dream)
Noël Coward
11. Some day I’ll find you (Private Lives)
Ivor Novello
12. Glamorous Night (Glamorous Night)
Stanley Black and his Chorus and Orchestra

Hilde Gueden Sings Music from Vienna
13. O du lieber Augustin
14. Brüderlein fein
15. Die Banda kommt
16. S’Mailufterl
17. Wenn’s die Geigen heimlich streicheln
18. Wiener Künstler
19. Das ist mein Wien
20. Kunst und Natur
21. Ich und der Mond
22. Wien, Weib, Wein
23. S’Herz von an echten Weana
24. Vogerl, flieg’ in’ d’ Welt hinaus
25. Wie sich der Wiener den Himmel vorstellt
26. Wiener-Wald
27. Herrgott, wie schön bist du, Wien
Orchestra conducted by Kurt Adler

CD 2
Children’s Songs from Many Lands (arr. Paul Fürst)
1. Hänschen klein
2. Backe backe Kuchen
3. Alle Vöglein sind schon da
4. Fuchs, du hast die Gans gestohlen
5. Es tanzt ein Bi-Ba-Butzemann
6. Hänsel und Gretel
7. Wer hat die schönsten Schäfchen
8. Vögelhochzeit
9. Ein Männlein steht im Walde
10. Suse, liebe, Suse
11. Die Blümelein, sie schlafen
12. Es klappert die Mühle
13. Kommt ein Vogerl geflogen
14. Müde bin ich, geh zur Ruh
15. Alle meine Entchen
16. Guter Mond, du gehst so stille
17. Sing a Song of Sixpence
18. Hickory Dickory Dock
19. Hush a Bye Baby
20. Oranges and Lemons
21. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
22. Three Blind Mice
23. I Had a Little Nut Tree
24. Bye Baby Bunting
25. Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
26. Frère Jacques
27. Sur le pont d’Avignon
28. Meunier tu dors
29. Il était un petit navire
30. Au clair de la lune
31. Tengo
32. Buji
33. Kasoeuta
34. Ma come balli bella bimba
35. Fa la nana bambin
36. Pajarito que cantas
Wiener Volksopernorchester / György Fischer

Christmas Songs (arr. Richard Rossmayer)
37. O du Fröhliche
38. O Tannenbaum
39. Was soll das bedeuten
40. Es blühen die Maien
41. Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
42. Es hat sich eröffnet
43. Süsser die Glocken nie klingen
44. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
Wiener Staatsopernchor; Wiener Staatsopernorchester / Richard Rossmayer

Recording locations:
- Austria, October 1952 (CD1: 13–27)
- Austria, June 1953 (CD2: 37–44)
- Kingsway Hall, London, UK, March 1957 (CD1: 1–12)
- Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, May & July 1969 (CD2: 1–36)

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