Chandos

Britten - Peter Grimes [Stuart Skelton Erin Wall Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Choirs Edward Gardner] [Chandos CHSA 5250(2)]

Peter Grimes in Norway – Stuart Skelton, Erin Wall, Roderick Williams, Susan Bickley, Bergen Philharmonic conducted by Edward Gardner [Chandos]

Chandos’s recording of Britten’s ground-breaking opera never lets up. Stuart Skelton mines the role of George Crabbe’s holy-fool fisherman with unerring breadth and imagination; and Edward Gardner is in total command of the drama’s progress of human frailty and cruelty and of its passages of elemental grandeur. The recording was made during the run of […]

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Dallapiccola: Il prigioniero (1944-48)

Whether or not his greatest work, Luigi’s Dallapiccola’s The Prisoner is certainly his most representative through its depicting a situation of greatest emotional stress in terms the more powerful for its visceral immediacy. What ostensibly occurred, moreover, at the height of the Spanish Inquisition had renewed relevance for the period in which this opera was

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