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Oratorio, melodrama

Author: Igor StravinskyGeorge ShirleyShirley VerrettDonald GrammChester WatsonAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Sony Classical, ℗1991.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : LatinView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Noah, (Biblical figure); Noah, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Music Type: Operas; Ballets; Oratorios; Suites
All Authors / Contributors: Igor Stravinsky; George Shirley; Shirley Verrett; Donald Gramm; Chester Watson; John Westbrook; Laurence Harvey; Sebastian Cabot; Elsa Lanchester; Vera Zorina; Robert Craft; Opera Society of Washington.; Columbia Symphony Orchestra.; Columbia Choir.; Ithaca College. Concert Choir.; Texas Boys' Choir.; Gregg Smith Singers.; Cleveland Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 24510852
Language Note: Sung in Latin, with narration in French (1st work), English (2nd work), and French (3rd work).
Notes: The 1st work is an opera-oratorio, the 2nd, a dance-drama, the 3rd, a melodrama with recitation, the 4th, a suite.
Compact disc.
Program notes in part by the composer, Phillip Ramey, and Craft, in English, German and French, and texts with translations (120 p. : ill.)--inserted in container.
Performer(s): 1st work: George Shirley, tenor; Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano; Donald Gramm, bass; Chester Watson, bass; John Westbrook, narrator; with supporting soloists; Chorus and Orchestra of the Opera Society of Washington, D.C. 2nd work: Laurence Harvey, Sebastian Cabot, Elsa Lanchester, narrators; Columbia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. 3rd work: Vera Zorina, narrator; Michele Molese, tenor; Ithaca College Concert Choir; Texas Boys' Choir of Fort Worth; Gregg Smith Singers; Columbia Symphony Orchestra. 4th work: Cleveland Orchestra. 5th work: Columbia Symphony Orchestra; the composer conducting, except for 2nd work conducted under his supervision by Robert Craft.
Event notes: Recorded Jan. 20, 1961, Washington, D.C. (1st work), Mar. 28-31, 1962, Hollywood, CA (2nd work), May 4-7, 1966, Hollywood (3rd work), Mar. 13, 1964, Cleveland (4th work), and June 9, 1960, Hollywood (5th work).
Description: 2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Oedipus Rex (50:00) --
The Flood (23:00) --
Persephone (56:00) --
Ode (11:00) --
Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum (7:00).
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Igor Stravinsky.

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