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Mary Bevan (Venus), Susanna Fairbairn (Pallas), Gillian Ramm (Juno), Ed Lyon (Paris), Anthony Gregory (Mercury), Andrew Mahon (bass)
The Brook Street Band, John Andrews
There’s not a dull moment in Arne’s sunny score; the three rival goddesses are vividly characterised by both composer and singers, but the stand-outs for me were Susanna Fairbairn’s imperious... — More…
A music-drama based on the play by Thomas Hardy
Heather Shipp (Queen Iseult), Joan Rodgers (Iseult of Brittany, the Whitehanded), Jacques Imbrailo (Sir Tristram), Patricia Orr (Brangwain), Neal Davies (King Mark), Peter Wilman (Sir Andret), Elizabeth Weisberg (Damsel)
New London Orchestra, Members of The London Chorus, Ronald Corp
If you can ignore the words, the writing for both voices and orchestra has a surging confidence that's very appealing, and the musical substance grows on one with repeated hearings. In a strong... — More…
World Premiere Recordings
Soraya Mafi (Teresa), Thomas Elwin (Alfredo), James Cleverton (Arrostino), Sharon Carty (Minestra), John-Colyn Gyeantey (Risotto), Catherine Carby (Nita), John Savournin (Bartolo), Geoffrey Dolton (Pietro), Madeleine Shaw (Ultrice), Martin Lamb (Elvino)
BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Singers, John...
The Mountebanks is as much a Savoy operetta as any of Sullivan’s…Nevertheless [Cellier] has his own distinctive voice, flowingly melodic, orchestral writing more elegant and modern-sounding ,... — More…
Woolf Phillips & Jack Payne
Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra, Hugo Montenegro
Recorded: The Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford, 29-30 September 2009
BBC Concert Orchestra, Roderick Dunk
World premiere recordings
Pippa Goss (The Maid), Louise Winter (The Widow) & Michael Bundy (The Soldier), Michael Bundy (Narrator)
Orchestra Nova, City of Canterbury Chamber Choir, George Vass
[The Widow of Ephesus] is neat and entertaining in an archly comic, tongue-in-cheek sort of way...[Hurd's music] is couched in a thoroughly accessible idiom, is always rhythmical and is remarkably... — More…