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Author Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976.

Title The rescue of Penelope [sound recording] ; Phaedra / Benjamin Britten.

Imprint Paris, France : Erato, p1996.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Music Compact Disc    EA BRIT RP N13CD    DUE 09-24-22 OFF CAMPUS
Description 1 sound disc (52 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 003602 001457
Note The 1st work originally incidental music to a radio play by Edward Sackville-West, based on Homer, as synthesized for concert performance by Chris de Souza; the 2nd work a solo cantata.
Compact disc.
Editions performed: Faber Music.
Notes by Chris de Souza, Donald Mitchell and Philip Reed and vocal texts, all in English with French and German translations (55 p.) inserted in container.
Durations: 36:02; 14:57.
Performer Janet Baker, narrator; Alison Hagley, soprano ; Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano ; John Mark Ainsley, tenor ; William Dazeley, bass (all in 1st work) ; Lorraine Hunt, soprano (2nd work) ; Hallé Orchestra ; Kent Nagano, conductor.
Event Recorded Apr. 22-23 and Nov. 4-5, 1995, BBC Studio 7, Manchester; the 1st work "world premiere."--Container.
Language Both works performed in English; words of the 2nd from Robert Lowell's verse translation of Racine's Phèdre.
Subject Racine, Jean, 1639-1699 -- Musical settings.
Incidental music, Arranged.
Monologues with music (Vocal quartet with orchestra)
Solo cantatas, Secular (Medium voice)
Added Author De Souza, Chris. Arranger.
Sackville-West, Edward, 1901-1965.
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Translator.
Baker, Janet. Narrator. 1933-
Hagley, Alison. voc
Wyn-Rogers, Catherine. voc
Ainsley, John Mark. voc
Dazeley, William, 1966- voc
Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine, 1954-2006 voc
Nagano, Kent, 1951- Conductor.
Racine, Jean, 1639-1699. Phèdre.
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Phaedra.
Homer. Odyssey.
Hallé Orchestra. Performer.
Added Title Phaedra.
Rescue; arranged.
Standard No. 0630127132
Music No. 0630-12713-2 Erato

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