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Edvard Grieg – Olav Trygvasion

London Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Chorus

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*OLAV TRYGVASON, Operatic Fragments, Op. 50

For Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Chorus & Orchestra

  1. Scene 1 7:35
  2. Scene 2 14:54
  3. Scene 3 11:20
  4. *LANDKJENNING, Cantata Op. 31 7:39
    (Recognition of Land) For Baritone, Chorus & Orchestra
    PEER GYNT – Choral Scenes from Act 5
    For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra
  5. Night Scene 7:10
  6. Churchgoers Singing on the Forest Path 0:58
  7. Solveig’s Lullaby 6:28

Total duration:        56:36

*First Recordings
Toril Carlsen soprano
Vessa Hansen mezzo-soprano
Asbjørn Hansli baritone

Oslo Philharmonic Chorus (Chorus Master, Oskar Raaum)
London Symphony Orchestra conductor PER DREIER

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Peer Gynt

London Symphony Orchestra

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EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907)

PEER GYNT
Premier Recording of the complete music for  Ibsen’s Dramatic Poem
TORIL CARLSEN  ,soprano
ASBJØRN HANSLI, baritone
VESSA HANSSEN, mezzo-soprano
KÅRE BJØRKØY, tenor
KNUT BUEN, Hardanger violin

OSLO PHILHARMONIC CHORUS (Chorus Master, Oskar Raaum)
PER DREIER, CONDUCTOR

CD1 UK CD 2003 (56:51)
CD2 UK CD 2004 (44:56)

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Peter Maxwell Davies – The Martydom of St. Magnus

Scottish Chamber Opera Ensemble

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Premier Recording
A Chamber Opera in nine scenes
MUSIC THEATRE WALES
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MICHEAL RAFFERTY conductor
MICHAEL McCARTHY director

  1. Scene I The Battle of Menai Strait 12:10
  2. Scene II The Temptation of Magnus 15:44
  3. Scene III The Curse of Blind Mary 5:07
  4. Scene IV The Peace Parley 6:32
  5. Scene V Magnus’s journey to the Isle of Egilsay 7:33
  6. Scene VI Earl Hakon plots to murder Magnus 3:00
  7. Scene VII The Reporters 4:44
  8. Scene VIII The Sacrifice 7:57
  9. Scene IX The Miracle 9:26

Total duration:        72:16

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Where the Wild Things Are

Oliver Knussen Maurice Sendak – Glyndebourne Festival Opera 

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A fantasy opera in one act (nine scenes) op. 20 (1979-83)

Max, a small boy – Rosemary Hardy (soprano)
Mama – Mary King (mezzo-soprano)
WILD THINGS
Tzippy, the female Wild Thing – Mary King (mezzo-soprano)
Wild Thing with Beard – Hugh Hetherington (tenor)
Goat Wild Thing – Hugh Hetherington (tenor)
Wild Thing with Horns – Stephen Richardson (baritone)
Rooster Wild Thing – Stephen Rhys-Williams (bass-baritone)
Bull Wild Thing – Andrew Gallacher (bass)
Repetiteur Christopher Willis
LONDON SINFONIETTA
Conducted by Oliver Knussen