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Menotti: Violin Concerto, Death Of Orpheus, Etc / Hickox


Release Date: 02/26/2002 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9979   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Jennifer KohJamie MacDougallBilly HunterJulia Melinek,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spoleto Festival OrchestraSpoleto Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For all his successes on the operatic stage, Menotti has never won the same reputation in the field of instrumental music. As the 'Violin Concerto' on this disc reveals, however, Menotti's orchestral music is as concerned with creating vivid, dramatic images as are any of his operas. Recorded in: Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy 4 & 5 July 2001 Producer(s) Ralph Couzens (Recording) Aidan Oliver (Assistant) Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Christopher Brooke (Assistant) For all his successes on the operatic stage, Menotti has never won the same reputation in the field of instrumental music. As the 'Violin Concerto' on this disc reveals, however, Menotti's orchestral music is as concerned with creating vivid, dramatic images as are any of his operas. Recorded in: Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy 4 & 5 July 2001 Producer(s) Ralph Couzens (Recording) Aidan Oliver (Assistant) Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Christopher Brooke (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in A minor by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Jennifer Koh (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spoleto Festival Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy 
Length: 28 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2.
For the Death of Orpheus by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Jamie MacDougall (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spoleto Festival Orchestra,  Spoleto Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy 
Length: 12 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Muero porque no muero by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Billy Hunter (Trumpet), Julia Melinek (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spoleto Festival Orchestra,  Spoleto Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
4.
Llama de Amor Viva by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Stephen Roberts (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spoleto Festival Orchestra,  Spoleto Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/2001 
Venue:  Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 

Sound Samples

Violin Concerto in A minor: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in A minor: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in A minor: III. Allegro vivace
Muero porque no muero
Llama de amor viva
For the Death of Orpheus

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