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Getty: Joan and the Bells; Prokofiev / Vedernikov, et al

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> Joan and the Bells - I. Judgment
> Joan and the Bells - II. Joan in her Chamber
> Joan and the Bells - III. The Square at Rouen
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - I. Montagues and Capulets
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - II. Juliet, the Young Girl
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - III. Friar Laurence
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - IV. Dance
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - V. Romeo at Juliet's Before Parting
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - VI. Dance of the Antilles Girls
> Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64ter - VII. Romeo at Juliet's Grave

Album Summary

>Getty, Gordon : Joan and the Bells, cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Joan and the Bells is a dramatic cantata in three movements that lasts about 21 never-boring minutes. The two outer movements depict Joan's judgment and martyrdom (leading to a very powerful closing "transfiguration"), while the lovely central picture of the heroine making her peace with God offers arguably the most compelling music of all--by degrees intimate and moving. The performance recorded here features the excellent Eric Ericson Chamber Choir--a crack ensemble, as anyone familiar with its EMI recordings will know. Soprano Lisa Delan has the right instincts for the title role as well as a sweetly innocent timbre." -Classics Today



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>Getty, Gordon : Joan and the Bells, cantata for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Vladimir Chernov (Baritone); Lisa Delan (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov
  • Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 20 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b
  • Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov
  • Ensemble: Russian National Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1936.
  • Running Time: 28 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1936