|Jean Danton, soprano. Igor Kipnis, fortepiano|
|Pages/Publication Date:||69 / 2003|
Perhaps due in part to Joseph Haydn's considerable contributions to the development of the symphony and the string quartet, his many exquisite art songs have sometimes been overlooked. Culled from Haydn's nearly 400 settings of British folk songs, the 13 selections here include "All Through the Night," "Sailor's Song," "Pleasing Pain," "By the stream so cool and clear," "She never told her love," and "The Battle of the Nile." With her strong and clear voice, soprano Jean Danton brings authentic classical-era refinement to these songs, while her accompanist Igor Kipnis—on the last of his many recordings—also gets to step out on his own for the 1793 Andante with Variations in F Minor, Hob. XXVII: 6.