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The beggar's opera

Author: John Christopher PepuschFrederic AustinElsie MorisonJohn CameronMonica SinclairAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Classics for Pleasure, ℗2003.
Edition/Format:   Musical CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Excerpts
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Christopher Pepusch; Frederic Austin; Elsie Morison; John Cameron; Monica Sinclair; Ian Wallace; Owen Brannigan; Constance Shacklock; Alexander Young; Anna Pollak; Malcolm Sargent; Gilbert Vinter; Frederick Harvey, (Baritone); Shirley Minty; Cynthia Glover; Stanley Riley; Robert Courtneidge; Alexander M Thompson; Charles H Taylor; Zena Walker; John Neville; Rachel Roberts; Eric Porter; Paul Rogers; Daphne Heard; Robert Hardy; Jane Jacobs; John Wills, harpsichordist.; John Gay; Henry Fielding; Edward German; Pro Arte Chorus.; Pro Arte Orchestra.; Nigel Brooks Chorus.
OCLC Number: 987741563
Language Note: Sung/spoken in English.
Notes: The 1st work a ballad opera in 3 acts; remainder consists of excerpts from a comic opera in 3 acts.
Words of the 1st work by John Gay, music arr. by Johann Christoph Pepusch, new settings of the airs and additional music by Frederic Austin; the 2nd work based on the novel by Henry Fielding, libretto by Robert Courtneidge and Alexander M. Thompson, lyrics by Charles H. Taylor.
Previously released p1955 (1st work) and p1967 (2nd work).
Compact discs.
Durations: 1:31:00; 47:00.
Program notes by Wadham Sutton and W.A. Chislett (11 p.) inserted in container.
Performer(s): In the 1st work: Elsie Morison, John Cameron, Monica Sinclair, Ian Wallace, Owen Brannigan, Constance Shacklock, Alexander Young, Anna Pollak, solo singers ; Zena Walker, John Neville, Rachel Roberts, Eric Porter, Paul Rogers, Daphne Heard, Robert Hardy, Jane Jacobs, actors ; Pro Arte Orchestra and Chorus ; John Wills, harpsichord ; Malcolm Sargent, conductor. In the 2nd work: Frederick Harvey, Shirley Minty, Cynthia Glover, Stanley Riley, soloists ; Nigel Brooks Chorus ; Gilbert Vinter & his orchestra.
Event notes: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London: the 1st work on 10-14 May (dialogue) and 2-6 June (music), 1955; the 2nd work 19-20 Dec. 1966.
Description: 2 audio discs : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Tom Jones.
Responsibility: John Gay. Tom Jones. Highlights / Edward German.

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