Macdowell: Songs (complete)

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COMPOSERS: Macdowell
LABELS: Marco Polo
WORKS: Songs (complete)
PERFORMER: Steven Tharp (tenor)James Barbagallo (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 8.223866
As the 42 beautifully crafted songs collected here remind us, MacDowell was more than the composer of ‘To a Wild Rose’. But the affecting simplicity of his style, in which 19th-century American and Lieder traditions meet, calls for more subtlety than Steven Tharp can muster. John Allison