The World's Vocal Arts

The World's Vocal Arts

Various Artists FW04510 / FE 4510

This collection showcases diverse singing styles, classical and popular, from around the world. Compare and contrast them: Italian opera, African–American blues, a Kurdish love song, a Jewish prayer, a North African traditional song, Chinese opera, Swiss yodeling, and even the crooning style of Bing Crosby! Liner notes include an introductory essay and track notes by Henry Cowell.

Year Released 1955
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1955 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Islamica; World
Country(s) Albania; China; Ethiopia; France; Germany; Greece; Iraq; Italy; Pakistan; Russia; Switzerland; Thailand; Turkey; United States
Instrument(s) Guitar
Language(s) Albanian; Chinese; English; French; German; Greek; Italian; Korean; Russian; Tai
Subject(s) World music anthologies

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101 Bel Canto Style - Lo Vedremo Riccardo Stracciari 2:36
102 German Lieder Style - Schlafendes Jesukind Karl Erb 3:16
103 French Popular Style - Tu Ne Sais Pas Aimer Damia 3:05
104 Torch Style Helen Morgan 3:23
105 Crooning Style - Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day Bing Crosby 2:52
201 Russian Operatic Style - I Hate a Dreary Life Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin 3:46
202 Blues Style Red Willie Smith 2:03
203 Cantorial Style - Prayer for the Day of Yom Kipper (Turko-Sephardic Version) Moshe Vital 1:36
204 North African Traditional Style - Guelbi Quaalach Halek Chikh Menouar 3:12
205 Kurdish Mid-Eastern Style - Love Song n/a 3:13
301 Korean Classical Style - Right Music (Male Solo) n/a 2:58
302 Thai Operatic Style (Female Solo) n/a 3:11
303 Albanian Moslem Style n/a 1:30
304 Greek Popular Style - Apanu Pal to Nero Sotirios Stasinopoulos 4:08
305 Chinese Opera Style Ma Lien Liang 3:15
401 Pakistani Classical Style - Darbari Ustad Asad Ali Khan 7:13
402 Swiss Yodel - Song of the Senn n/a 1:30
403 Ethiopian Style n/a 2:10
404 Early German Opera Style Maria Ivoguen 3:02
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