Five Sonnets to Orpheus

(1976)

by Colin Matthews

Description
tenor and harp
Duration
20
Genres
Tenor
Text
Rainer Maria Rilke
Instrumentation
Other Contributors
Translated by J.B.Leishman
Languages
English
First Performance
1.6.77, Wigmore Hall, London: Peter Pears/Osian Ellis
Availability
B3 facsimile (fp) 55363 X on sale

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‘Matthews takes a great risk in setting the lavishly complex sonnets of Rainer Maria Rilke, with their remote, mystical aestheticism, in a simple, almost child-like way. It is all too easy to limit and confine the range of such poetry, but the control and insight of Matthews’ response removed many doubts.’ Financial Times (Nicholas Kenyon), 2 June 1977 Read more

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