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Delius: A Village Romeo & Juliet / Davies, Harwood, Tear, Mangin, Luxon, Noble


Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 0879692  
Composer:  Frederick Delius
Performer:  Elizabeth HarwoodWendy EathorneStephen VarcoeBryn Evans,   ... 
Conductor:  Meredith Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraJohn Alldis Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a 2 CD set with a bonus CD-Rom containing a libretto and synopsis.

"Meredith Davies's great quality is his inspired pacing of a score that can easily stagnate...Elizabeth Harwood and Robert Tear are both excellent as Vreli and Sali, winningly characterful and clearly focused...Benjamin Luxon and Noel Mangin can hardly be bettered as the warring fathers, while Jpohn Shirley-Quirk in the equivocal role of the Dark Fiddler is firm and forthright with an apt hint of the sinister." -- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
This is a 2 CD set with a bonus CD-Rom containing a libretto and synopsis.

"Meredith Davies's great quality is his inspired pacing of a score that can easily stagnate...Elizabeth Harwood and Robert Tear are both excellent as Vreli and Sali, winningly characterful and clearly focused...Benjamin Luxon and Noel Mangin can hardly be bettered as the warring fathers, while Jpohn Shirley-Quirk in the equivocal role of the Dark Fiddler is firm and forthright with an apt hint of the sinister." -- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
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Works on This Recording

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A Village Romeo and Juliet by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Wendy Eathorne (Soprano), Stephen Varcoe (Baritone),
Bryn Evans (Baritone), Felicity Palmer (Soprano), Mavis Beattie (Soprano),
Doreen Price (Soprano), Elaine Barry (Soprano), Pauline Stevens (Alto),
Robert Tear (Tenor), Martyn Hill (Tenor), John Huw Davies (Baritone),
Sarah Walker (Alto), Paul Taylor (Tenor), Franklyn Whiteley (Bass),
Corin Manley (Boy Soprano), Noël Mangin (Baritone), Benjamin Luxon (Baritone),
John Noble (Baritone), Robert Bateman (Baritone), Ian Partridge (Tenor),
John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
Conductor:  Meredith Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1901; France 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: (Allegro ma non troppo, con vigore) - Straight on, my plough, straight on! (orchestra, Manz)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: 'Tis such a shame to let good land lie waste (Marti, Manz)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: Come, Vrenchen, come! (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: The children are nearby (Marti, Manz)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: How strange the song of the wind (Vrenchen, The Dark Fiddler, Sali, Marti, Manz)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: Listen, my children, you need have no fear! (The Dark Fiddler)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene I. September. A piece of land on a hill: (Sehr langsam) - We two will be the only bidders for that land (Marti, Manz)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene II. Six years later. Outside Marti's house: (Lento) (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene II. Six years later. Outside Marti's house: Vrenchen!...Sali! (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene II. Six years later. Outside Marti's house: If only we two always stand together (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene III. The Wildland: (Poco meno) (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene III. The Wildland: (Tranquillo) - Sali!...Vrenchen! (orchestra, Vrenchen, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene III. The Wildland: You here? I'm not surprised (The Dark Fiddler)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene III. The Wildland: O Sali, I'm afraid! (Vrenchen, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene III. The Wildland: (Molto lento) - Shameless hussy! (orchestra, Marti, Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: (Lento molto) (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: Ah, the darkness has come (Vrenchen, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: O Sali, I should have died (Vrenchen, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: What will you do? Where will you go? (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: The Dream of Sali and Vrenchen (orchestra, chorus)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: (Lento) (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene IV. Interior of Marti's house: Ah, 'twas all a dream! (Vrenchen, Sali, Peasants)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene V. The Fair: (Con moto) (orchestra, fairground women & men, chorus, Peasants)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene V. The Fair: Oh, Sali, look at those lovely, lovely things! (Vrenchen, Sali, fairground women & men, Peasants)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene V. The Fair: Well well! What do I see? (First Woman & Man, Vrenchen, Sali, Second Man & Woman, Peasants, fairground women & man, chorus)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene V. The Fair: Come, my Vrenchen! (Sali, Vrenchen, chorus)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene V. The Fair: The Walk to the Paradise Garden (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: Dance and song, all day long! (Vagabonds)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: (Lento) (orchestra)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: So I must tell you (The Dark Fiddler)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: The twilight closes round the garden (Sali, Vrenchen, The Dark Fiddler)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: (Moderato) - Vagabonds and comrades! (orchestra, Vagabonds, Vrenchen, Sali, The Dark Fiddler)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: Come with us...live in freedom! (Vagabonds, Vrenchen, The Dark Fiddler, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: Halleo! halleo! (First & Second Bargees, Vrenchen, Sali)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: Passing strangers, drifting by (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: See, the silver moonlight kisses the woods (Sali, Vrenchen)
A Village Romeo and Juliet - Music drama in six scenes from Gottfried Keller's novel, Scene VI. The Paradise Garden: See, our marriage bed awaits us! (Sali, Vagabonds, Vrenchen, First & Third Bargees)
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'It is strange that as the years go by...' - Florida Suite (III)/Beecham -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'Though Delius had by this time...' - A Mass of Life/Groves -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'I never hear that music...' - Paris/Groves -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'The peak of this complicated type of writing...' - Florida Suite (III)/Beecham -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'I must confess...' - Appalachia/Barbirolli -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'Surely one can feel there...' - In a Summer Garden/Barbirolli -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'It has been said that Delius is a mood...' - Cello Concerto/du Pré, Sargent -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'Delius was certainly the least professional...[demonstrates dictation process at piano]' - Cynara/Shirley-Quirk, Groves -
Frederick Delius: An Illustrated Talk by Eric Fenby: 'When Delius died in 1934...' - An Arabesque/Shirley-Quirk, Groves

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