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Wydawnictwo: Chandos
Seria: The Richard Hickox Legacy
Nr katalogowy: CHAN 10947X
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: lipiec 2017
EAN: 95115194720
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Epoka muzyczna: 20 wiek do 1960
Obszar (język): angielski
Rodzaj: opera

Walton: The Bear

Chandos - CHAN 10947X
Della Jones, mezzo-soprano
Alan Opie, baritone
John Shirley-Quirk, bass
Northern Sinfonia / Richard Hickox
Sir William Walton wrote two operas, the second – The Bear – far more readily acclaimed than the first, and more often performed. Its premiere took place in Aldeburgh in June 1967 as part of the twentieth Aldeburgh Festival, and followed the disastrous reception of Walton’s first opera, Troilus and Cressida, a piece seen as too traditional for the taste of those austere postwar times. So second time round Walton was taking no chances: everything in The Bear is on a modest scale: a chamber opera in one act, for three singers only, no chorus, and the orchestra is chambersized, with a small number of strings (originally solo players). Not only did this specific recording bring the piece to fame but it also proved a revelatory disc for the soloists, Della Jones, Alan Opie, and John Shirley- Quirk, who would go on to become multi-awardwinning soloists and whose achievements in British music would become increasingly successful.

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