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This is the first commercially available recording of Tippett's first opera in over 50 years, recorded in a landmark performance conducted by Tippett enthusiast Edward Gardner. Performed at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, this performance was a thrilling start to Edward Gardner's tenure as Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
This is the first commercially available recording of Tippett's first opera in over 50 years, recorded in a landmark performance conducted by Tippett enthusiast Edward Gardner. Performed at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, this performance was a thrilling start to Edward Gardner's tenure as Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
5060096760368

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Format: CD
Label: LPO
Rel. Date: 09/23/2022
UPC: 5060096760368

Tippett: A Midsummer Marriage
Artist: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. This Way! This Way! (Semi-Chorus)
2. What's That? Surely Music? (Girls, Men)
3. Scene 2
4. (Leading to:) (Orchestra)
5. Stop! Stop! Stop! (Mark)
6. Scene 3: O, Mark, Who Are They (Chorus) Scene 4: Jenifer, Jenifer My Darling. (Mark)
7. What Steps Are Those? (Jenifer) Scene 5: Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho,... (Men)
8. What Sort of Place Is This D'you Think? (King Fisher)
9. Scene 6
10. So You, So You Are Mark's Fine Brood of Friends. (King Fisher)
11. So You, So You, So You're the Company My Daughter Keeps! (King Fisher)
12. Scene 7: Here I Am, Sir, What Can I Do? (Jack) Scene 8: Jenifer! Jenifer! My Daughter Jenifer! (Firls, Men, King Fisher)
13. Returning to the Earth Is Cruel (Jenifer)
14. Come Now with Me and Drop This Childish Masquerade (King Fisher)
15. Is It So Strange... (Jenifer)
16. You, You Who Were with Me When She Left Me (Mark)
17. See By a Heavenly Magic in This Glass (Jenifer)
18. Act II (Start)
19. Pre Scene: Call - Crying As They're Flying... (Chorus) Scene 1: Jack, Don't Let's Go with All the Others (Bella)
20. What Day Is It? (Bella)
21. I'll Lay the Baby to My Breast (Bella) Scene 2: (Stephen Enters from Behind the Temple) (Orchestra)
22. (Some of the Trees Appear to Move) (Orchestra)
23. 1st Dance: The Earth in Autumn (Orchestra)
24. 2nd Dance: The Waters in Winter (Orchestra)
25. 3rd Dance: The Air in Spring (Orchestra)
26. (Leading to:) (Orchestra) Scene 3: Ah! They'll Kill Him! (Bella)
27. (Neat and Ready to Rejoin) King Fisher (Bella) Post Scene: Sun Shines on a Midsumer Day (Chorus)
28. Act III
29. Evening and Night (Orchestra) Scene 1: Ohay! Ohay! (Chorus)
30. No! King Fisher Summons You... (King Fisher) Scene 2: Keep the Holster Close By You... (King Fisher)
31. Scene 3
32. Now, Bella, Call the Ancients (King Fisher)
33. Do You Accept My Challenge? (King Fisher) Scene 4: See, Where We Carry on Our Mighty Shoulder (Men)
34. Scene 5
35. I Needn't Tell Madame Sosostris (King Fisher)
36. Who Hopes to Conjure with the World of Dreams (Sosostris)
37. I Alone Alone Cannot Consult Myself (Sosostris)
38. You Who Consult Me (Sosostris)
39. I See a Meadow (Sosostris)
40. Scene 6
41. She Saw What Happens in the Soul (Chorus)
42. Pride Is Virtue in a Man of Power (The Ancients)
43. Scene 8
44. (For a Moment the Stage Is Quite Still) (Orchestra) King Fisher's Dead (A Man)
45. (After the She Ancient Returns Up Stage) (Orchestra) 4th Dance: Fire in Summer (Chorus)
46. Scene 9
47. Was It a Vision (Chorus)
48. O Summer Sun, (Chorus)
49. (The Moonlight Has Faded Out) (Orchestra)

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This is the first commercially available recording of Tippett's first opera in over 50 years, recorded in a landmark performance conducted by Tippett enthusiast Edward Gardner. Performed at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, this performance was a thrilling start to Edward Gardner's tenure as Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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