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George Benjamin: Written on Skin

and Duet for piano and orchestra

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

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, George Benjamin

[Purves] expresses a brooding pride and menace that makes your skin crawl. [Hannigan] makes an electrifying transformation from doe-like submissiveness to sexual predator, and the powerfully... More…
  • BBC Music Magazine Awards
    2014
    Premiere Award
  • Gramophone Awards
    2013
    Finalist - Contemporary

2 CDs

$16.00

Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days

Contents:

Benjamin, G: Part One

35:49
  • Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • George Benjamin
  • Allan Clayton, Christopher Purves, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Bejun Mehta, Barbara Hannigan

Chorus of Angels I

3:29

The Protector, Agnès and the Boy

7:46

Chorus of Angels II

2:01

Agnès and the Boy

8:21

The Protector and the Visitors - John and Marie

5:46

Agnès and the Boy

8:26

Benjamin, G: Part Two

24:04
  • Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • George Benjamin
  • Allan Clayton, Christopher Purves, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Bejun Mehta, Barbara Hannigan

The Protector's Bad Dream

1:17

The Protector and Agnès

8:25

The Protector and the Boy

8:56

Agnès and the Boy

5:26

Benjamin, G: Part Three

30:36
  • Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • George Benjamin
  • Allan Clayton, Christopher Purves, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Bejun Mehta, Barbara Hannigan

The Protector, Agnès and the Boy

4:06

The Protector and Agnès

6:07

Chorus of Angels and The Protector

6:47

The Protector and Agnès

8:20

The Boy / Angel 1

5:16

Benjamin, G: Duet for piano and orchestra

12:05
  • Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • George Benjamin
  • Allan Clayton, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Bejun Mehta, Barbara Hannigan, Christopher Purves, Pierre Laurent Aimard (soloist)