Birtwistle - Orpheus Elegies

Oboe Classics: CC2020

Prices shown exclude VAT. (UK tax is not payable for deliveries to United States.)
See Terms & Conditions for p&p rates.
Birtwistle - Orpheus Elegies

Catalogue No:

CC2020

Discs:

1

Release date:

1st Sept 2009

Barcode:

5023581202026

Length:

53 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
| Share

Birtwistle - Orpheus Elegies


Birtwistle:

Orpheus Elegies for oboe, harp & counter-tenor

Three Bach Arias for soprano, counter- tenor, oboe and ensemble


Melinda Maxwell (oboe), Helen Tunstall (harp), Andrew Watts (counter-tenor) with Claire Seaton (soprano), William Stafford and Tom Verity (clarinets/bass clarinets) & Ben Fullbrook (marimba)

CD

$15.75

(also available to download from $10.00)

Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days. (Available now to download.)

Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s compositional life from the mid 1970s to the 1980s was dominated by his opera The Mask of Orpheus, and the same period saw the origin of the Elegies, written for Melinda Maxwell and Helen Tunstall while they were working with the composer at the National Theatre.

‘They are like enchanted preludes…Enchantingly performed here’ The Sunday Times

Harrison Birtwistle: Orpheus Elegies: 26 Orpheus Elegies

Orpheus Elegies: 26 Orpheus Elegies

Johann Sebastian Bach: Ich Hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21

Ich Hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21

Johann Sebastian Bach: Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102: Weh der Seele, die den Schaden

Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102: Weh der Seele, die den Schaden

Johann Sebastian Bach: Erschallet, ihr Lieder, BWV 172: Komm, lass mich nicht länger warten

Erschallet, ihr Lieder, BWV 172: Komm, lass mich nicht länger warten

BBC Music Magazine

November 2009

*****

“The range of musical processes and the power with which Birtwistle invest the writing is extraordinary. The pieces seem like snapshots from different perspectives of some vast, barely graspable musical object, one whose contours are constantly in flux and never definable. This performance is a fabulously committed, expressively pliable performance...”

Gramophone Magazine

November 2009

“Orpheus Elegies…engages with Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus, but keeps them at a distance. All three performers, in recordings that balance exemplary clarity of focus with finely sculpted detail, are wholly "inside" the piece's flexible yet inexorable formal design, which the composer describes in the admirably detailed booklet-notes as "like postcards with cryptic text".”

Choose Format:

What is MP3 and FLAC?

Copyright © 2002-17 Presto Classical Limited, all rights reserved.