Music of Arthur Shepherd
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR783     Release Date: 1998-01-01
Marie Simmelink Kraft, mezzo-soprano; Vivien Harvey Slater, piano; Marianne Matousek Mastics, piano

Arthur Shepherd was one of the most notable American creative artists of the generation that built a solid bridge between the music of those composers active at the turn of the century (MacDowell, Loeffler, Chadwick, Parker, Foote, Griffes, etc., with Ives of course as a special phenomenon) and those now considered the founders of American music (Piston, Harris, Copland, etc.). Like the music of his own contemporaries - Converse, Carpenter, Farwell, Gilbert, etc. - the lifework of Arthur Shepherd is now regarded as an important contribution to the mainstream of American art. His extensive catalogue of music in many forms has been performed internationally by leading orchestra and soloists, and is distinguished by exceptionally solid workmanship, a striking individuality of sound and content, and a communication which has been called genuinely aristocratic. Perhaps Shepherd's most famous work is his first symphony, Horizons, of 1927, which has been performed world-wide. His long career as composer, teacher, conductor, pianist, critic, and counselor of countless younger artists was, in the word of William S. Newman, "marked by a quiet steadfastness of purpose, not by spectacular adventures."


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

Vivien Harvey Slater

Music of Arthur Shepherd

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Track Listing

Second Sonata: I. Moderato, ma decisamente
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Second Sonata: II. Moderato cantabile, ma semplice
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Second Sonata: III. Enfatico ed affrettato - Toccata Vivacissimo
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Capriccio II
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Lento Amabile
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In Modo Ostinato
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Exotic Dance No. 1
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Exotic Dance No. 3
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Eclogue No. 4
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Gigue Fantasque
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The Starting Lake
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The Fiddlers
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The Gentle Lady
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The Lost Child
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Sunday Up The River
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Golden Stockings
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In The Scented Bud of The Morning
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Morning Glory
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To a Trout
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The Charm
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Bacchus
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Where Loveliness Keeps House
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