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Britten: Paul Bunyan / Hickox, Cranham, Gritton, et al

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Paul Bunyan" lay untouched for more than thirty years after its poorly-received premiere in 1941. After several revisions, it was performed again in 1976 in a much more assured version. Britten was strongly influenced by contemporary American musicals, and there is a decidedly American flavor to his writing. The cast comes fresh from a successful production at Sadler's Wells.


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>Britten, Benjamin : Paul Bunyan, operetta, Op. 17
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Notes: Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, England (04/23/1999/04/24/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1941