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Argento, Dominick: A Water Bird Talk (1974-76) 45'
Opera in one act

Music Text

Libretto by the composer, freely adapted from `On the harmfulness of Tobacco' by Chekhov and `The Birds of America' by J J Audubon (E)

Scoring

Bar or lowT 1.1.1.0-1.0.0.0-perc(1):timp/glsp/t.bells/marimba/susp.cym-harp-pft(=cel)-strings(1.1.1.1.1)

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World Premiere

19/05/1977
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York
Ian Strasfogel, director / New Opera Theatre / Orpheus Chamber Ensemble / Philip Brunelle

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John Shirley-Quirk, Sinfonia of St Cecilia, Sara Watkins
Koch International Classics 7388

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