Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream


Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream by DECCA,PRIMO NOVECENTO at Your Free Album. MPN: 028942566323. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream (View amazon detail page) ASIN: B0000041WB Binding: Audio CD UPC: 028942566323 Following the premiere of A Midsummer Night's Dream, one critic proclaimed the opera ''an achievement far beyond the capacity of any other living composer.'' Another called it ''dreadful'' while still another marveled at the score's ''audacious inspiration . . .in which extreme economy of invention and lavish imagination walk hand-in-hand in truly dream-like amity.'' Sure enough,


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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream (View amazon detail page) ASIN: B0000041WB Binding: Audio CD UPC: 028942566323 Following the premiere of A Midsummer Night's Dream, one critic proclaimed the opera "an achievement far beyond the capacity of any other living composer." Another called it "dreadful" while still another marveled at the score's "audacious inspiration . . .in which extreme economy of invention and lavish imagination walk hand-in-hand in truly dream-like amity." Sure enough, you know you're in another world when you hear the work's strange orchestral introduction. And, what is the symbolic purpose of a countertenor singing the role of Oberon? This is a typical Britten opera--ravishing, highly original, and controversial. This recording, made six years after the premiere, features the composer as conductor, Peter Pears as Lysander, and Alfred Deller, who created the role of Oberon. The production has immediacy, dramatic energy, and terrific singing by a superior cast, effectively negating the need to consider either of the two more recent recordings. -- David Vernier

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  • BRITTEN BENJAMIN
  • MUSICA CLASICA
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • MUSIC

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Brand:
DECCA,PRIMO NOVECENTO
Manufacturer:
London / Decca
Category:
Voices
MPN:
028942566323
Release Date:
1990-02-06
UPC:
028942566323
Genre:
Classical
Publisher:
London / Decca
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Format:
Import
Publication Date:
2013
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.42 pounds
Item Size:
5.63 x 1.06 x 4.96 inches
Package Weight:
0.35 pounds
Package Size:
4.96 x 0.94 x 5.59 inches

 


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