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Birtwistle: Punch and Judy / Atherton, London Sinfonietta

Album Summary

>Birtwistle, Harrison : Punch and Judy
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

As a whole the opera loses none of its powerful and sustained impact when compared with Birtwistle's own more mature compositions. If anything, its startling primitivisms stand out more vividly, while its not inconsiderable moments of reflection and lyricism acquire an enhanced poignancy. The performance (a 1980 Gramophone Award winner) gains immeasurably from the alert control of David Atherton and the superlative musicianship of the London Sinfonietta.' - GRAMOPHONE.


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>Birtwistle, Harrison : Punch and Judy
  • Performers: Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Soprano); Stephen Roberts (Baritone); Philip Langridge (Tenor); Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano); John Tomlinson (Bass); David Wilson-Johnson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: David Atherton
  • Ensemble: London Sinfonietta
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1968
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio