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Britten: The Rescue Of Penelope, Phaedra / Nagano, Et Al


Release Date: 06/11/1996 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 12713   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Catherine Wyn-RogersAlison HagleyWilliam DazeleyJohn Mark Ainsley,   ... 
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc was nominated for the 1997 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Vocal Performance."
REVIEWS:
Village Voice (1/7/1998) - "...[Rescue of Penelope] is Britten at his youthful, unashamedly romantic, cleverly theatrical best...[Phaedra] makes manic-depression into intense unsettling opera...Hunt turns her own brand of emotional heat...Nagano and his band are ideal." Rating: A
This disc was nominated for the 1997 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Vocal Performance."
REVIEWS:
Village Voice (1/7/1998) - "...[Rescue of Penelope] is Britten at his youthful, unashamedly romantic, cleverly theatrical best...[Phaedra] makes manic-depression into intense unsettling opera...Hunt turns her own brand of emotional heat...Nagano and his band are ideal." Rating: A Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Rescue by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano), Alison Hagley (Soprano), William Dazeley (Bass),
John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Dame Janet Baker (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  BBC Studio 7, Manchester, England 
Length: 36 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Phaedra, Op. 93 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Janet Simpson (Harpsichord), Peter Worrall (Cello), Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; England 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  BBC Studio 7, Manchester, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 

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