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The acclaimed soprano Catherine Malfitano made her first commercial recording in 1972, accompanied by her violinist father, Joseph Malfitano, himself a long-time member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The program is a remarkable collection of works written for solo voice and violin.
Recording originally produced by Marc J. Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz, and released by the Musical Heritage Society as "Music for Voice & Violin".
[2002, Stereo, 53 minutes]
Holst: Four Songs for Voice and Violin (Text from "A Medieval Anthology")
Hovhaness: Hercules, Op. 56, No. 4 (Text by the composer)
Blacher: Francesca da Rimini, Op. 47 (Fragment from Dante's "Divine Comedy")
Vaughan Williams: Along the Field (Poems by A.E. Housman):
We'll do the woods no more / Along the field / The half-moon westers / In the morning
The sigh that heaves the grasses / Good-bye / Fancy's Knell / With rue my heart is laden
Villa-Lobos: Suite for Voice and Violin
Catherine Malfitano, soprano
Joseph Malfitano, violin
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