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The rescue of Penelope Phaedra

Author: Benjamin BrittenChris De SouzaEdward Sackville-WestRobert LowellJanet BakerAll authors
Publisher: Paris, France : Erato, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Musical settings
Songs and music
Named Person: Jean Racine
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Britten; Chris De Souza; Edward Sackville-West; Robert Lowell; Janet Baker; Alison Hagley; Catherine Wyn-Rogers; John Mark Ainsley; William Dazeley; Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; Kent Nagano; Homer.; Jean Racine; Hallé Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 35147633
Language Note: Both works performed in English; words of the 2nd from Robert Lowell's verse translation of Racine's Phèdre.
Notes: 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 dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and orchestra.
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.
Credits: Editions performed: Faber Music.
Performer(s): Dame Janet Baker, narrator, Alison Hagley, soprano, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano, John Mark Ainsley, tenor, William Dazeley, bass (1st work) ; Lorraine Hunt, soprano (2nd work) ; Hallé Orchestra ; Kent Nagano, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded Apr. 22-23 and Nov. 4-5, 1995, BBC Studio 7, Manchester; the 1st work "world premiere"--Container.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Phaedra.
Rescue;
Responsibility: Benjamin Britten.

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