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Richard III: A Crown of Roses, a Crown of Thorns


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3553  
Composer:  Karen Griebling
Performer:  Matthew K. TatusStefanie SmittleAndrew MorganRon McDaniel,   ... 
Conductor:  Geoffrey Robson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album has selected scenes from this modern opera about Richard III, King of England in the 1400s. The opera is based upon primary historical sources, rather than upon the well-known play by Shakespeare. The music and libretto is written by Dr. Karen Griebling, who currently serves as Professor of Music at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas where she has taught since 1987. She is professor of composition, theory, counterpoint, orchestration, and viola and conductor of the Hendrix Chamber Orchestra. She is also violist with the Arkansas Symphony and the Pinnacle Players, a conductorless chamber orchestra based in Little Rock, Arkansas. “…her compositional expertise and artistic finesse are born from an astute critical discernment which Read more engages the intellect as it touches the human spirit.” (Journal of the International Alliance of Women Composers) Read less

Works on This Recording

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Richard III "A Crown of Roses, a Crown of Thorns" by Karen Griebling
Performer:  Matthew K. Tatus (Tenor), Stefanie Smittle (Mezzo Soprano), Andrew Morgan (Tenor),
Ron McDaniel (Baritone), Kara Claybrook (Soprano), Arlene Biebeshelmer (Soprano),
George Mayo (Bass), Daniel Foltz-Morrison (Tenor), Jaimee Jensen (Soprano),
Robert Holden (Baritone), Phillip J. Murray (Bass)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Robson

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