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Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Sappho, opera / Deborah Polaski; Martin Homrich; Scott MacAllister; Roman Trekel; Wolfgang Koch; John Tomlinson

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  1. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I: Overture $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 1: Hurry, Joy, hurry! … Is your lady up? (Chloe, Joy, Doris, Diomedes, Minos) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 1: Now, at last you are here (Minos, Sappho) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 1: Aria: My sleep is fragile like an eggshell is (Sappho, Minos) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 1: Minos! (Kreon, Minos, Sappho) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 1: Aria: It must have seemed like that to them (Phaon, Minos, Sappho) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 1: Phaon, how is it kreon did not ask you to stay (Sappho, Phaon, Minos) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 2: The Symposium: Introduction - Phaon has become much thinner … The Nymph in the fountain (Minos, Sappho, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 2: The Symposium: Boy! bring us the laurel! … What are the fortunes of the world we live in? (Diomedes, Sappho, Minos, Kreon, Ph $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 2: The Symposium: Wait, hear me first! … The epigram contest (Minos, Diomedes, Sappho, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 2: The Symposium: Sappho! Sappho! … If death is noble (Sappho, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 2: The Symposium: Ah, it is you (Phaon, Sappho) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act I Scene 2: The Symposium: Nay, but always and forever (Sappho, Phaon) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act II Scene 3: Hail to Pittakos (Phaon, Minos, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act II Scene 4: Sea begotten heroes (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act II Scene 4: Admit it now … Now, where is this brother of mine (Sappho, Pittakos, Kreon, Phaon) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act II Scene 4: Ah, here you are at last (Pittakos, Sappho) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act II Scene 4: Aria: You think I do not feel … Sappho! Sappho! (Pittakos, Sappho, Minos) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act III Scene 5: Diomedes, oh Diomedes, what have you done? (Sappho, Diomedes) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act III Scene 5: Sleep now (Sappho, Diomedes) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act III Scene 6: Priestess of the Oracle … Invocation (Sappho, Priestress, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act III Scene 6: Oh Mask! (Kreon, Sappho, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act III Scene 7: Introduction $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act III Scene 7: The voting must be over (Minos, Sappho) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act III Scene 7: Aria: I am very tired (Minos, Sappho) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act III Scene 7: Sappho! Sappho! It is exile (Pittakos, Sappho, Minos) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Glanville-Hicks — Sappho: Act III Scene 7: Now everything is silence and remoteness (Sappho) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Glanville-Hicks, Peggy : Sappho, opera
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Sappho, the last grand opera of Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912 - 90), was written in her stone cottage on the island of Mykonos in 1963. Polaski, who creates the role of the aging Sappho describes the opera as 'the kind of music that singers want to sing'.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
The recording comes with a complete libretto, information about the cast, and short essays about the composer, the librettist, and the historical Sappho. It can be highly recommended, especially for anyone fascinated by an unstaged work. In listening to the opera more than once, each time I discovered new things to like. Whether it will be given a staged production and whether or not, it will prove a success.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Grand Auditorium, Foundation Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portug (07/10/2012-07/20/2012).



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>Glanville-Hicks, Peggy : Sappho, opera
  • Conductor: Jennifer Condon
  • Ensemble: Orquestra Gulbenkian
  • Notes: Grand Auditorium, Foundation Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal (07/10/2012-07/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963