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Donald Macleod introduces the music of Gian Carlo Menotti. With Overture (Amelia Goes to the Ball). The Medium: Monica's Waltz. Errand into the Maze. The Death of Orpheus.

Donald Macleod introduces the music of Gian Carlo Menotti - a composer who stood apart from his age, creating delightful operas when the genre had pretty much been pronounced dead. Right from his childhood puppet shows, Menotti's musical talents were hard-wired to the theatre. But the huge success in America of Menotti's Amelia Goes to the Ball had one slight cloud: his partner, Samuel Barber, composer of the now much more famous Adagio for Strings, felt that their relationship might be threatened by Menotti's sudden acclaim.

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Mon 4 Jul 2011 18:30

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  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    Amelia al ballo - opera buffa in 1 act

    Conductor: Thomas SCHIPPERS

    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • MHK-62837.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    The Old Maid and the Thief

    Conductor: David ZINMAN Performer: Dawn UPSHAW(Soprano) Performer: St Luke's Orchestra

    • Elektra-Nonesuch.
    • 7559-79187-2.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    The Medium - opera in 2 acts

    Performer: Renee FLEMING(Soprano) Performer: James LEVINE(Piano) Performer: New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

    • London.
    • 289 460-567-2.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    The Telephone - opera buffa

    Conductor: Stephen Rogers RADCLIFFE Performer: Jeanne OMMERLE(Soprano) Performer: New York Chamber Ensemble

    • ALBANY.
    • TROY-173.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    Errand into the maze - ballet

    Conductor: Andrew SCHENK Performer: Atlantic Sinfonietta

    • KOCH.
    • 3-7051-2.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    For the death of Orpheus for tenor, chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Richard HICKOX Performer: Jamie MACDOUGALL(Tenor) Performer: Spoleto Festival Orchestra Performer: Spoleto Festival Choir

    • CHANDOS.
    • chan-9979.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    Heavenly Father from Martin's Lie

    Conductor: Richard HICKOX Performer: Pamela Helen STEPHEN(Mezzo-soprano) Performer: Robin LEGGATE(Tenor) Performer: Matthew BEST(Bass) Performer: Tees Valley Boy's Choir Performer: NORTHERN SINFONIA(Promoter)

    • Chandos.
    • Chan 9605.

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