Rescue of Penelope, The - Concert version of the radio drama The Rescue

(1943)

by Benjamin Britten

Description
narrator, soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and baritone soloists and orchestra
Duration
45
Genres
Mezzo Soprano, Solo Voices with Orchestra, Soprano
Text
Edward Sackville-West
Instrumentation
2(II=picc).2.2(II=bcl).asax.2 - 4331 - timp - perc(2):SD/BD/cyms/susp.cym/tamb/whip/2 gong/large block -pno(=cel) - harp - strings
Other Contributors
Compiled by Chris de Souza
Languages
English
First Performance
23.10.93, The Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Aldeburgh: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Janet Suzman/Alison Wells/Sarah Connelly/Thomas Randle/Christopher Foster/Nicholas Cleobury
Availability

Study score 0-571-51724-2 on sale, vocal score and parts for hire

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'...extairdubaruky oiwerfyk...Whatever his models, the keen intentiveness, the tautness and the energy are typcal of Britten...This is music which is not just illustrative but strong and purposeful in heightening the drama, in bringing home emotions...' Edward Greenfield, The Guardian, 14 June 1996 Read more

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