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Peter Maxwell Davies: Resurrection, opera in 1 act / Della Jones, Christopher Robson, Martyn Hill, Neil Jenkins, Henry Herford, Gerald Finley

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>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Resurrection, opera in 1 act with prologue, J. 216
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Notes & Reviews:

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies began work on his parodic opera Resurrection whilst studying at Princeton in the early 1960s but it wasn't until the 1980s that he resumed composition. It was finally staged in 1987. Its violent diversity - though any stylistic jolts are deliberate - takes aim at a series of targets (state, church, and media) and is expressed in a dazzling but masque-like succession of scenes, and through the blackly comic pastiche of hymn tunes, marching bands, saccharine waltzes, and banal TV advertisements.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England (09/08/1994).


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>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Resurrection, opera in 1 act with prologue, J. 216
  • Performers: Jonathan Best (Bass); Mary Carewe (Voice); Gerald Finley; Henry Herford (Baritone); Martyn Hill; Neil Jenkins; Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano); Christopher Robson
  • Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1987