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1948 Town Hall recital, with previously unpublished recordings, including excerpts from Strauss's Salome.
Transfers and digital remastering by Ward Marston.
[1994, Mono, 70 minutes]
Town Hall Concert
Gretry: Rose chérie (from Zemire et Azore)
Arr. De Severac: Si l'on avait l'audace
Arr. Britten: Quand j'étais chez mon père
Faure: Three songs from Chanson d'Eve
Debussy: Five excerpts from Pelléas et Mélisande
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18
Traditional: Bon jour, saison
Hahn: Si mes vers avaient des ailes
Maggie Teyte, soprano
John Ranck, piano
(Recorded January 15, 1948, Town Hall, New York City)
Private recordings (c.1935)
R. Strauss: Four excerpts from Salome
R. Strauss: Wiegenlied
(with George Reeves, piano; Original discs courtesy Lawrence F. Holdridge)
"It is an amazing document... An essential item for connoisseurs of the art of song." Washington Post
"We are in VAI's debt for this wonderful document. I urge you to hear it." "It is vintage Teyte... Her diction is a model." Fanfare
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