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Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 12 September 2011

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2011

Soprano Susan Gritton sings the part of the Peri, a fairy-like creature born of a fallen angel who attempts three times to be accepted into Paradise. Swiss mezzo soprano Marie-Claude Chappuis sings the supporting role of the Angel and cameo roles are taken by a starry line-up including baritone Florian Boesch as the Man. Sir Roger Norrington leads the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in a vibrato-free performance of this Oratorio and is joined by the Edinburgh Festival Chorus trained by their Artistic Director Christopher Bell. Recorded at the Usher Hall, 12 August 2011.

Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri

Maximilian Schmitt ..... Narrator
Susan Gritton (soprano) ..... Peri
Florian Boesch (baritone) ..... Man
Lydia Teuscher (soprano) ..... Maiden
Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo) ..... Angel
Benjamin Hulett (tenor) ..... Young Man
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sir Roger Norrington (conductor).

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Edinburgh International Festival 2011 - Das Paradies und die Peri

    • Image for Robert Schumann
      00:00

      Robert Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri Op.50

      Conductor: Roger NORRINGTON Performer: Benjamin HULETT - Tenor (Young Man) Performer: Florian BOESCH - Baritone (Man) Performer: Lydia TEUSCHER - Soprano (Maiden) Performer: Marie-Claude CHAPPUIS - Contralto (Angel) Performer: Maximilian SCHMITT - Tenor (Narrator) Performer: Susan GRITTON - Soprano (Peri) Performer: Edinburgh Festival Chorus Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

  • Post concert music

  • Image for Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
    00:00

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Missa Assumpta est Maria for 6 voices

    Conductor: Harry CHRISTOPHERS Performer: The SIXTEEN

  • Image for Gregorio Allegri
    00:09

    Gregorio Allegri Miserere mei Deus [Psalm 51] for 9 voices

    Conductor: Harry CHRISTOPHERS Performer: The SIXTEEN

  • Image for Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
    00:21

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Missa Assumpta est Maria for 6 voices

    Conductor: Harry CHRISTOPHERS Performer: The SIXTEEN

  • Image for Gregorio Allegri
    00:26

    Gregorio Allegri Christus resurgens ex mortuis

    Conductor: Harry CHRISTOPHERS Performer: The SIXTEEN

  • Image for Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
    00:30

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Ave Maria - motet for 4 voices [1581]

    Conductor: Harry CHRISTOPHERS Performer: The SIXTEEN

  • Image for Felice Anerio
    00:34

    Felice Anerio Ave Regina caelorum

    Conductor: Harry CHRISTOPHERS Performer: The SIXTEEN

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