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10/01/11 12:00PM

This afternoon we hear opera excerpts that depict oceans and rivers: music from The Flying Dutchman, Idomeneo, A Village Romeo and Juliet, and H.M.S. Pinafore.



Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000


Der fliegende Holländer: Overture
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
Conductor: Edo de Waart
CD/Album: Wagner - Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Philips 400089
Release Year: 1981


Idomeneo: Act II: Finale
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Soloists: Roberta Alexander, soprano ; Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano ; Francisco Araiza, tenor
CD/Album: Mozart - Idomeneo
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422537
Release Year: 1991


A Village Romeo and Juliet: Finale
Composer: Frederick Delius
Ensemble: Arnold-Schoenberg-Chor; ORF Symphonieorchester
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
Soloists: Helen Field, soprano ; Arthur Davies, tenor ; Thomas Hampson, baritone
CD/Album: Delius - A Village Romeo and Juliet
Record co./Cat #: Argo 430275
Release Year: 1990


H.M.S. Pinafore: "We Sail the Ocean Blue"
Composer: Sir Arthur Sullivan
Ensemble: Orchestra and Chorus of the Welsh National Opera
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80374
Release Year: 1994
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