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Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24, is a 1947 work for voice and orchestra by Samuel Barber, with text from a 1938 short prose piece by James Agee.
Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. The work was commissioned by soprano Eleanor Steber, who premiered it in 1948 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky. Although the piece is traditionally sung by a soprano, it may also be sung by tenor. The text is in the persona of a male child.
Knoxville: Summer of 1915. a b c Jack Neely, Knoxville's Secret History (Scruffy Books, 1995), pp. 106–108. a b Bruce Wheeler, Knoxville Riot of 1919, Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, 2009.
Knoxville: Summer of 1915 bears witness that Barber responded to these losses not with anger, but rather with . to make the rhythmic pattern clear. It reminded me so much of summer eve-nings in West Chester, now very far away, and all of you are in it! Knoxville streetcar line, ca.
Knoxville: Summer of 1915 bears witness that Barber responded to these losses not with anger, but rather with tender contemplation and honest nostalgia. The piece unrolls leisurely in a single move-ment. The soprano’s line captures the conver-sational flow of the text, while the chamber orchestra delicately evokes the charmed atmosphere - from the swaying of a porch rocker to the rattling of a streetcar - without ever resorting to cheap effects. 1915.
About Knoxville: Summer of 1915. This work for high voice and orchestra is a setting of excerpts from a 1938 prose poem by James Agee that would later serve as a preface for the author’s A Death in the Family. Barber’s piece premiered in Boston in 1948, with Eleanor Steber singing and Serge Koussevitzky conducting. Knoxville: Summer of 1915" Track Info. Written By James Agee & Samuel Barber. Release Date April 9, 1948. Barber chose only excerpts of "Knoxville" for his composition, but his Knoxville, Summer of 1915, in many ways, parallels Agee's text. Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. The two men were similarly aged. Childhood memories of America (photo: Derek Croucher/Alamy). Samuel Barber's evocative masterpiece was premiered on April 9, 1948 - we mark the anniversary with a look back through its recorded history. We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child,' begins James Agee's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (the prose-poem which was posthumously added as a kind of prologue to his novel A Death in the Family). Samuel Barber said that when he first read Agee's lyrical reminiscence in 1946, it evoked an immediate and deep response. One of the best extended song works in American vocal literature is Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a setting of a prose poem by James Agee from A Death in the Family. This romantic vocal work of 1947 (revised 1950) for a long time was closely associated with Leontyne Price's rich voice, but Dawn Upshaw equals Price's classic performance in her quite different soprano sound in a performance of more nostalgia, if less overt drama. Comparison of the two fine sopranos' ways with this masterpiece is fascinating
Late last night, in the early hours of Ash Wednesday, I was cleaning up from the Fat Tuesday party and listening to the radio, and on the nighttime classical music show came a familiar tune which I had forgotten.
Late last night, in the early hours of Ash Wednesday, I was cleaning up from the Fat Tuesday party and listening to the radio, and on the nighttime classical music show came a familiar tune which I had forgotten. Then I remembered it in all its beauty as I listened. It is Samuel Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915," text by James Agee, sung in this case by the incomparable Dawn Upshaw.
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