JEF VAN HOOF (1886-1959): 3 Songs on Poems by Guido Gezelle, 4 Songs on Poems by Giza Ritschl, Three Children with Three Roses, Folksong “I Love You”, 3 Songs in Popular Style, 6 Children’s Songs, A Fairy Tale of Spring, Hush, now Hush!, When a Mother, Night Song, Sonnet, A Song for Children, An Afternoon at Home, Christmas Song, I Love You (The Lotus), 5 Songs of the Cross (Antverpia String Ensemble; Ivo Venkov), Our Lady of Sorrow.
Catalogue Number: 10S050
Reference: PH 920090
Description: Van Hoof first became known for his songs and he wrote around 120 of them, the selection on this 77-minute disc ranging from 1901 to 1947. The texts are brief, these songs themselves concentrated, rarely longer than three minutes, and in a late-Romantic style personal to the composer. Flemish and German texts, English synopses. Wilke te Brummelstroete (mezzo), Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor), Jozef de Beenhouwer (piano).