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Catalogue No: NMCD157
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Taverner (2-Disc Set) (NMC Audio CD)

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Publisher: NMC Recordings

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The long-awaited recording of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' iconoclastic opera based on the life of 16th-century composer John Taverner, recorded by BBC Radio 3 in 1996.

"No single work in Davies's now-voluminous ­output has greater significance in his composing career ... his score is an extraordinary ­labyrinth of transformation." The Guardian

"This is seminal. I don't see how anyone with even the smallest interest in music as a living, breathing art and not as mere museum culture could fail to be seriously interested in this release ... a twentieth-century operatic masterpiece" International Record Review

"One simply can’t imagine Taverner being done better" Opera News
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Contents

Disc 1 1 Taverner: Act 1 Scene 1: Courtroom 19' 18" 2 Taverner: Transition 1' 30" 3 Taverner: Act 1 Scene 2: The Chapel 6' 01" 4 Taverner: Transition 3' 16" 5 Taverner: Act 1 Scene 3: The Throne Room 15' 10" 6 Taverner: Act 1 Scene 4: The Throne Room 6' 58" 7 Taverner: Act 1 Scene 4: The Throne Room (bar 243) 6' 57" 8 Taverner: Act 1 Scene 4: The Throne Room (bar 467) 5' 48" 9 Taverner: Act 1 Scene 4: The Throne Room (bar 648) 5' 11" Disc 2 1 Taverner: Act 2 Scene 1: The Courtroom 6' 36" 2 Taverner: Transition 3' 03" 3 Taverner: Act 2 Scene 2: The Throne Room 9' 55" 4 Taverner: Transition 1' 01" 5 Taverner: Act 2 Scene 3: The Chapel 8' 00" 6 Taverner: Transition 1' 18" 7 Taverner: Act 2 Scene 4: The Market-place in Boston, Lincolnshire 16' 50"