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Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress / Stravinsky, Royal Po

Release Date: 08/24/1993 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 46299   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  John ReardonRegina SarfatyJane ManningKellis Miller,   ... 
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraSadler's Wells Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 21 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Finally, we have Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress with Alexander Young a splendid Rake and the rest of the cast, including Judith Raskin, John Reardon and Regina Sarfaty, giving animated support. All project admirably, so that the words are remarkably clear. The Sadler's Wells Chorus is first rate too, while the recording has just the right combination of clarity and atmosphere, matching the composer's approach, which is both incisive and warmly flexible. The CD transfer is admirably fresh.

-- Gramophone [8/1992]


I...love Stravinsky's own recording, particularly on account of [Alexander] Young, also for the composer's infectious enthusiasm
Read more and sheer rhythmic zest...

-- Gramophone [8/1996]
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Works on This Recording

Rake's Progress by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  John Reardon (Baritone), Regina Sarfaty (Mezzo Soprano), Jane Manning (Mezzo Soprano),
Kellis Miller (Tenor), Peter Tracey (Baritone), Judith Raskin (Soprano),
Colin Tilney (Harpsichord), Alexander Young (Tenor), Don Garrard (Bass)
Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948-1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1964 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 140 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 

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