George Benjamin: Written on Skin

Nimbus: NI5885

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George Benjamin: Written on Skin

Awards:

Gramophone Awards 2013

Finalist - Contemporary

Label:

Nimbus

Catalogue No:

NI5885

Discs:

2

Release date:

4th Feb 2013

Barcode:

0710357588525

Medium:

CD
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George Benjamin: Written on Skin

and Duet for piano and orchestra


Benjamin, G:

Written on Skin

recording of the first performance at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, July 2012

Christopher Purves (The Protector), Barbara Hannigan (Agnès), Bejun Mehta (First Angel/Boy), Victoria Simmonds (Second Angel/Marie), Allan Clayton (Third Angel/John)

Duet for piano and orchestra

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)


Mahler Chamber Orchestra, George Benjamin

CD - 2 discs

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'Written on Skin' is the second collaboration between George Benjamin and Martin Crimp. Their previous one-act opera 'Into The Little Hill' has been received with universal acclaim. Written on skin was jointly commissioned by The Festival d Aix-en-Provence and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and this recording was largely produced from a broadcast recording by Radio France in July 2012 at Aix. George Benjamin’s status as one of the UK’s leading composers has created unprecedented demand for the new opera.

“George Benjamin has written nothing better…and that’s saying something.”

Richard Morrison, The Times

“The first opera masterpiece of the 21st Century.” Serge Martin, Le Soir

George Benjamin: Written on Skin

Scene I: Chorus of Angels

Scene II: The Protector, Agnes and the Boy

Scene III: Chorus of Angels

Scene IV: Agnes and the Boy

Scene V: The Protector and the visiters - John and Marie

Scene VI: Agnes and the Boy

Scene VII: The Protector's bad dream

Scene VIII The Protector and Agnes

Scene IX: The Protector and the Boy

Scene X: Agnes and the Boy

Scene XI: The Protector, Agnes and the Boy

Scene XII: The Protector and Agnes

Scene XIII: Chorus of Angels and The Protector

Scene XIV: The Protector and Agnes

Scene XV: The Boy / Angel

George Benjamin: Duet for Piano and Orchestra

Duet for Piano and Orchestra

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