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Donald Macleod explores Menotti's glamorous connections and the plentiful commissions they brought him. With Dance of the Wounded Courtesan (Sebastian.

Classically tall, dark and handsome, and a man with a personal magnetism of such intensity, he could, it was often said, "charm the birds off the trees". It's no surprise that after an early operatic success, America fell in love with Gian Carlo Menotti, and he quickly made friends in high places. Donald Macleod explores Menotti's glamorous connections and the plentiful commissions they brought him.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    Sebastian - ballet in 1 act

    Performer: RICHARD HICKOX(Main Artist) Performer: Spoleto Festival Orchestra

    • chandos.
    • CHAN 9900.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    The Consul - musical drama in 3 acts

    Conductor: David PARRY Performer: Christine BREWER(Soprano) Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-3159.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    Concerto in F major for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Jorge MESTER Performer: Earl WILD(Piano) Performer: Symphony Of The Air.

    • Vanguard Classics.
    • 08 4029 71.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    Notturno for voice, harp and string quartet

    Performer: Karen ARMSTRONG(Speaker) Performer: Helga STORCK(Harp) Performer: Alfred LUTZ(Violin)

    • Etcetera.
    • KTC1045.

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