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Maxwell Davies: Resurrection / Jones, Robson, Hill, Jenkins, Maxwell Davies

Davies / Jones / Robson / Hill / Jenkins
Release Date: 08/12/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 660359   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Neil [Tenor Vocal] JenkinsHenry HerfordJonathan BestGerald Finley,   ... 
Conductor:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies began work on his parodic opera Resurrection whilst studying at Princeton in the early 1960s but it wasn’t until the 1980s that he resumed composition. It was finally staged in 1987. Its violent diversity—though any stylistic jolts are deliberate—takes aim at a series of targets (state, church, and media) and is expressed in a dazzling but masque-like succession of scenes, and through the blackly comic pastiche of hymn tunes, marching bands, saccharine waltzes, and banal TV advertisements. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies began work on his parodic opera Resurrection whilst studying at Princeton in the early 1960s but it wasn’t until the 1980s that he resumed composition. It was finally staged in 1987. Its violent diversity—though any stylistic jolts are deliberate—takes aim at a series of targets (state, church, and media) and is expressed in a dazzling but masque-like succession of scenes, and through the blackly comic pastiche of hymn tunes, marching bands, saccharine waltzes, and banal TV advertisements. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Resurrection, opera in 1 act with prologue, J. 216 by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Neil [Tenor Vocal] Jenkins (), Henry Herford (), Jonathan Best (),
Gerald Finley (), Martyn Hill (), Della Jones (),
Christopher [Countertenor Vocal] Robson (), Mary [Soprano Vocal] Carewe (Voice)
Conductor:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1987 
Date of Recording: 09/08/1994 
Venue:  Royal Northern College of Music, Manches 

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