John McCormack - Collection 1906-42 (CD)


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The Irish tenor John McCormack is widely regarded as one of the finest singers of the 20th century,

The Irish tenor John McCormack is widely regarded as one of the finest singers of the 20th century, rivalling other early greats like Enrico Caruso. From his early years in Irish church choirs, he graduated to training in Milan, and gave his first performance at Covent Garden in 1907, returning regularly until 1917. He also became extremely popular at New York's Metropolitan Opera, where he sang until 1918, also becoming an American citizen. He had a highly distinctive voice, and was renowned for his diction and breath control, that enabled him to sing 64 notes in one breath in the aria from Don Giovanni 'Il Mio Tesori'. He turned to recitals rather than grand opera, and, with his sweet tone and marvellous feel for a song, became one of the great balladeers of his time. He recorded prolifically from 1904 through to 1942, not long before his death in 1945, spanning the eras of cylinder, acoustic and electric recording. This great value 120-track 6-CD collection comprises material from his earliest acoustic recordings for Odeon in 1906, through acoustic recordings for HMV and Victor into the 1920s, and then electric recordings for the same labels up to 1942. It encompasses examples of his work across the range of operatic pieces, Irish songs, wartime favourites, and popular songs and ballads, including all the 70 or so titles which featured in the sheet music best-sellers of the era, presented in chronological order.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • The Boys Of Wexford
  • Trottin' To The Fair
  • Killarney
  • Il Flor Che Avevi A Me (Flower Song From 'Carmen')
  • Una Furtiva Lagrima (From L'Elisir D'Amore')
  • Come Back To Erin
  • The Minstrel Boy
  • Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
  • Annie Laurie
  • When Shadows Gather
  • Tu Che A Dio Spiegasti L'Ali (From 'Lucia Di Lammermoor')
  • The Snowy Breasted Pearl
  • I Hear You Calling Me
  • Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
  • I'm Falling In Love With Someone
  • Indiana Moon
  • Mother Machree
  • Macushla
  • Del Tempio Al Limitar (In The Depths Of The Temple - Duet From 'The Pearl Fishers')
  • Take, Oh Take Those Lips Away
  • The Wearing Of The Green
  • Silver Threads Among The Gold
  • The Rosary
Disc 2:
  • Where The River Shannon Flows
  • I'll Sing Thee Songs Of Araby
  • Molly Brannigan
  • The Foggy Dew
  • Mother O' Mine
  • The Low Backed Car
  • Goodbye
  • A Little Love, A Little Kiss
  • Nearer My God To Thee
  • Eileen Alanna
  • Say 'Au Revoir', But Not 'Goodbye'
  • Lullaby From 'Jocelyn' (Angels Guard Thee) 
  • Ave Maria
  • Ave Maria (From 'Cavalleria Rusticana')
  • Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere
  • My Wild Irish Rose
  • Mary Of Argyle
  • It's A Long Way To Tipperary
  • Somewhere A Voice Is Calling
  • Come Into The Garden Maude
  • Adeste Fideles
  • Serenata
  • A Little Bit Of Heaven
Disc 3:
  • The Old Refrain
  • II Mio Tesoro (From 'Don Giovanni'
  • Belle Nuit (Oh Night Of Love - Barcarolle From 'Tales Of Hoffman')
  • Cradle Song
  • Love, Here Is My Heart
  • The Sunshine Of Your Smile
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • Keep The Home Fires Burning
  • There's A Long, Long Trail
  • The Rainbow Of Love
  • Send Me Away With A Smile
  • God Be With Our Boys Tonight
  • When You Look In The Heart Of A Rose
  • Little Mother Of Mine
  • Calling Me Home To You
  • Love's Garden Of Roses
  • Dear Old Pal Of Mine
  • When You Come Back
  • Roses Of Picardy
  • Rose Of My Heart
  • That Tumble Down Shack In Athlone
  • Somewhere
  • Thank God For A Garden
Disc 4:
  • Your Eyes Have Told Me So
  • When You and I Were Young, Maggie
  • Sweet Peggy O'Neill
  • The Barefoot Trail
  • When Night Descends
  • The Last Hour
  • Learn To Smile
  • Little Town In The Auld County Down
  • The Lost Chord
  • Love Sends A Little Gift Of Roses
  • Somewhere In The World
  • Marcheta (A Love Song Of Old Mexico)
  • Come My Beloved (From 'Atalanta')
  • Before My Window
  • All Alone
  • Rose Marie
  • Moonlight And Roses
  • You Forgot To Remember
  • Just A Cottage Small
  • Just For Today
  • The Far Away Bells
  • Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal
  • Panis Angelicus
  • Kathleen Mavourneen
Disc 5:
  • Love's Old Sweet Song
  • By The Short Cut To The Rosses
  • Jeannine, I Dream Of Lilac Time
  • The Rose Of Tralee
  • Ireland Mother Ireland
  • The Garden Where The Praties Grow
  • The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls
  • Is She Not Passing Fair'
  • Bless This House
  • I Know Of Two Bright Eyes
  • Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair
  • Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair
  • Terence's Farewell To Kathleen
  • The Londonderry Air (O Mary Dear)
  • The Kerry Dance
  • The Old House
  • The Star Of The County Down
  • I'll Walk Beside You
  • The Lass With The Delicate Air
  • The Bard Of Armagh
  • The Meeting Of The Waters
  • Oft In The Stilly Night
  • Praise The Lord
  • She Moved Thro' The Fair
  • Off To Philadelphia

Additional Details

Label: Acrobat

Genre: Classical

Language: English

Run Time: 350 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 06/10/16

UPC: 824046750824

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