2 CD / Cypress / 2012-10-09Works: Jonathan Harvey: Wagner Dream, opera
Performers: Angas, Richard; Baljet, Jan Willem; Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Booth, Claire; Davies, Rebecca de Pont; de Vries, Rudi; Duesing, Dale; Gietz, Gordon; Hayward, Trish; Pels, Onno; Pittie, Pascal; Roep...
Conductors: Brabbins, Martyn
Ensemble: Ictus Ensemble
Inspired by the last moments of Richard Wagner's life and his interrupted opera project Die Sieger, Jonathan Harvey's Wagner Dream centers around a Buddhist revelation...continue...
Recording information: Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (06/2007)....continue...
1 CD / Chandos Records / 1998-04-21Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Martin's Lie, children's church opera; Five Songs, for voice & piano; Canti della lontananza, song cycle for soprano & piano
Performers: Best, Matthew [Bass Vocals]; Burrowes, Connor; Howarth, Judith; Leggate, Robin [Tenor Vocal]; Martineau, Malcolm; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocal]; Stephen, Pamela Helen
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia Chorus
Menotti's style is instantly appealing, yet never merely attractive. Indeed, his music is fascinating enough to hear again and agian, and his relative neglect up...continue...