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Jamie Barton from the USA wins the Song Prize for 2013

Duration: 04:18

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton from the USA sings Music for a while by Purcell/Britten in the Song Prize final of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013.

About the music: This comes from Purcell’s incidental music for John Dryden and Nathaniel Lee’s play Oedipus. ‘Music for a while will all your cares beguile’ is sung by a priest, trying to conjure up the ghost of King Laius to find out who murdered him. These Purcell settings were re-arranged by Britten in 1944 for Joan Cross.

Available since: Sun 23 Jun 2013

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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013, Concerts, The Song Prize Final

6/7 The Song Prize final sees singers perform art song and lieder accompanied by the piano.

First broadcast: 22 Jun 2013

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