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George Benjamin: Written On Skin

Benjamin / Crimp / Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Release Date: 07/09/2013 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 5885   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Benjamin
Performer:  Allan ClaytonRebecca Jo LoebBejun [Countertenor Vocal] MehtaPierre-Laurent Aimard
Conductor:  George Benjamin
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Written on Skin” is a psychologically gripping, emotionally heart-pounding and viscerally satisfying drama that throws up moral questions that linger long after its 90-minute run. -- NEW YORK TIMES “Written on Skin” is a psychologically gripping, emotionally heart-pounding and viscerally satisfying drama that throws up moral questions that linger long after its 90-minute run. -- NEW YORK TIMES Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Written on Skin, opera in 3 parts by George Benjamin
Performer:  Allan Clayton (), Rebecca Jo Loeb (), Bejun [Countertenor Vocal] Mehta ()
Conductor:  George Benjamin
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Proven 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2.
Duet, for piano & orchestra by George Benjamin
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Conductor:  George Benjamin
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008 
Date of Recording: 07/15/2012 
Venue:  Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Proven 
Length: 12 Minutes 5 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Part One: Chorus of Angels I
Part One: The Protector, Agnès and the Boy
Part One: Chorus of Angels II
Part One: Agnès and the Boy
Part One: The Protector and the Visitors - John and Marie
Part One: Agnès and the Boy
Part Two: The Protector's Bad Dream
Part Two: The Protector and Agnès
Part Two: The Protector and the Boy
Part Two: Agnès and the Boy
Part Three: The Protector, Agnès and the Boy
Part Three: The Protector and Agnès
Part Three: Chorus of Angels and The Protector
Part Three: The Protector and Agnès
Part Three: The Boy / Angel 1
Duet for Piano & Orchestra

Customer Reviews

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 Probably the best opera of the 21st century so far July 4, 2014 By Weston Williams (Birmingham, AL) See All My Reviews "This opera is astoundingly original, challenging, and relevant--just the kind of thing opera should be. I feel comfortable in calling it the best opera of the 21st century I've heard so far. Highly recommended." Report Abuse
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