Four Walt Whitman Songs
(1942, 1947)
For voice and piano.


Song list

Performance Information
Duration: 18 minutes
First known performance: 1947, Concert Hall Society recording, William Horne, vocalist, Adam Garner, piano


Arabesque Z6579 Steven Kimbrough, baritone
Dalton Baldwin, piano
EMI Classics 7243 5 55028 2 7 Dirge for Two Veterans
Thomas Hampson, baritone, 
Craig Rutenberg, piano
Al Segno ASG 2010 Dirge for Two Veterans
Kurt Weill - A Musical Portrait 
Stefanie Wüst, soprano; 
Albert Rundel, violin; 
Thomas Wise, piano.
ANTES 319105 Oh Captain! My Captain!

Warner Classics (Erato)
Requiem The Pity of War.
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Antonio Pappano, piano
Release date: 26-10-2018

Four Walt Whitman Songs
(1942 and 1947)
For voice and orchestra

Orchestral accompaniment for the first three songs by Weill and Irving Schlein, that for "Come up from the Fields, Father" by Carlos Surinach (1956).

Song list

Performance Information

Orchestra: 2.1.3 (bcl).1;; harp, timp, perc; strings.
Duration: 18 minutes
Published Editions: vocal and piano score, EA 584
First performance: (Possibly) March 2, 1952, New York, Joseph James, vocalist, "Y" Symphonic Workshop, Maurice Levine, cond. (first three songs only)
Note: "Beat! Beat! Drums!" was recorded by Helen Hayes on RCA Victor in 1942.

Koch Schwann
314 050
Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone, 
Robert-Schumann-Kammerorchester, Marc-Andreas Schlingensiepen, cond.
Albert Dohmen (baryton)
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra / Dennis Russell Davies
Enregstrement 1998 / 2001
Date de sortie : 2nd Juin 2023