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|Named Person:||Friedrich Hölderlin; Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin; Friedrich Hölderlin; Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|Music Type:||Operas; Songs|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Benjamin Britten; Myfanwy Piper; Friedrich Hölderlin; Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin; Benjamin Luxon; John Shirley-Quirk; Nigel Douglas; Sylvia Fisher; Heather Harper; Jennifer Vyvyan; Janet Baker; Peter Pears; Galina Vishnevskai︠a︡; Mstislav Rostropovich; Wandsworth School. Boys' Choir.; English Chamber Orchestra.
|Language Note:||Sung in English, German, or Russian (respectively).|
|Notes:||The 1st work an opera in 2 acts; the 2nd-3rd works song cycles.
Libretto of the 1st work by Myfanwy Piper ; text of the 2nd work from poems by Friedrich Hölderlin ; text of the 3rd work from poems by Alexander Pushkin.
Eds. recorded: Faber Music Ltd. (1st and 3rd works); Boosey & Hawkes (2nd work).
Program notes by Philip Brett in English, French, German, and Italian, libretto and song texts with English translations (76 p.) laid in container.
|Performer(s):||In the 1st work: Benjamin Luxon, John Shirley-Quirk, baritones ; Nigel Douglas, tenor ; Sylvia Fisher, Heather Harper, Jennifer Vyvyan, sopranos ; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano ; Peter Pears, tenor, narrator ; Wandsworth School Boys' Choir ; English Chamber Orchestra ; the composer, conductor. In the 2nd work: Peter Pears, tenor ; Benjamin Britten, piano. In the 3rd work: Galina Vishnevskaya, soprano ; Mstislav Rostropovich, piano.|
|Event notes:||Recorded: Dec. 1970 (1st work); Nov. 1961 (2nd work) at Kingsway Hall, London; and, July 1968, at the Maltings, Snape (3rd work).|
|Description:||2 audio discs (134 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Other Titles:||Hölderlin fragments.