Shadows and Fog

March 9, 2019, 4:30 pm

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Venture into a twilight world with Natalie Dessay singing the “Shadow Song” from Meyerbeer’s Dinorah. Peter Pears delves into the Foggy, Foggy Dew and Fred Astaire enjoys A Foggy Day in London Town. All alone, Judy Garland offers a heartfelt “Me and My Shadow.”

Music

“The Foggy, Foggy Dew” Traditional English Folksong
Peter Pears, tenor; Benjamin Britten, piano
(London 1959. DECCA 478 2411)

“Shadow Song” from Dinorah by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Natalie Dessay, soprano; Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo; Patrick Fournillier, conductor
(Monte Carlo 1996. EMI 7243 5 56159 2)

“My Tale Shall Be Told” from The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky
Jerry Hadley, tenor; Samuel Ramey, bass; Opéra National de Lyon; Kent Nagano, conductor
(Lyon 1995. ERATO 0630‐12715‐2)

“Lost In a Fog” by Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields
Jane Froman with Orchestra
(Hollywood 1934. BOX OFFICE ENBO‐CD‐#10/94)

“A Foggy Day” by George Gershwin
Fred Astaire with Ray Noble and his Orchestra
(Hollywood 1937. COLUMBIA CK 44235)

“Me and My Shadow” by Al Jolson, Billy Rose, and Dave Dreyer
Judy Garland with Orchestra; Gordon Jenkins, conductor
(Hollywood 1956. CAPITOL CDP 7 92348 2)