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  • He opened the Wednesday-evening set with two dark, minor-y pieces, Mr. Copland's "'Round She Goes" and his own "Vertical Hold," before alighting on the show's only standard, a sweet-toned, highly vocalized reading of Walter Gross 's "Tenderly" that showed a deep understanding of standards-and-ballad playing.

    The Jazz Scene: Big Bands and Bombshells

  • Not that this 24-year-old virtuoso lacks sensitivity: The Andantino movement of Corigliano's Sonata for Violin and Piano exuded tenderness and sweet-toned appeal.

    In performance: Bella Hristova

  • The exquisite artistry of the word-painting – Davies sweet-toned, yet often darkly distinctive of timbre – made it unforgettable.

    Iestyn Davies & Fretwork/New London Chamber Choir

  • They display a striking stylistic unity with regard to the euphony of their works and the sweet-toned sounds that they used as well as a technical ingenuity that was almost unimaginable.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Think of Fred Astaire, with his small, sweet-toned voice.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • “Come in,” answered the low and sweet-toned voice he loved best to hear, as Butler tapped at the door of the cottage.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • I have the manner of my grandmother and her charming voice, which becomes falsetto when forced, but is a sweet-toned chest voice at the ordinary pitch of a quiet talk.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • And still there continued to come from the town the melancholy, distance-softened, sweet-toned song of the bells.

    Through Russia

  • As she took aim, I felt the music of the god rise like a thousand sweet-toned horns.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • A sweet-toned street organ, heard in the distance, when all around is still, is not a thing to be despised, by those who have music enough in their souls to respond to the slightest touches of Apollo's lyre.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843

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