Harrison Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus (NMC Audio 3CD box set)

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Catalogue No: NMCD050

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Birtwistle's awe-inspiring masterpiece is a key work in the development of post-war opera, groundbreaking in its fusion of music, song, drama, myth and electronics.

Reviews
"Music of utterly compelling beauty and sheer elemental force"
The Independent

"This has to be one of the most important recording events of the decade"
The Sunday Times

"A landmark recording of a contemporary operatic masterpiece"
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Contents
The Mask of Orpheus - Act I: Parados
The Mask of Orpheus - Act I sc i: 1st Poem of Reminiscence
The Mask of Orpheus - Act I sc i: First Act of Love
The Mask of Orpheus - Act I sc i: First Passing Cloud
The Mask of Orpheus - Act I sc i: First Structure of Decision
The Mask of Orpheus - Act I sc i: First Ceremony
The Mask of Orpheus - Act I sc i: First Love Duet
The Mask of Orpheus - Act I sc i: First Song of Magic
The Mask of Orpheus - Act I sc i: First Immortal Dance