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Harrison Birtwistle: Gawain
Anne Howells, Marie Angel, John Tomlinson
Harrison Birtwistle: Gawain
Genre: Classical
 
Birtwistle's fascination with myth and ritual has influenced many of his works and this opera, its libretto by David Harsent, is based on the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, with a plot featuring castl...  more »

      
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All Artists: Anne Howells, Marie Angel, John Tomlinson, François Le Roux
Title: Harrison Birtwistle: Gawain
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Label: Naxos of America, Inc.
Release Date: 8/12/2014
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2

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Birtwistle's fascination with myth and ritual has influenced many of his works and this opera, its libretto by David Harsent, is based on the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, with a plot featuring castles, eerie nocturnal apparitions, evil magical powers, amorous entanglements and a singing decapitated head. This production of Gawain for the Royal Opera House, recorded by BBC Radio 3, was supported by the Arts Council of England, The Friends of Covent Garden, The John S Cohen Foundation and The Po-Shing Woo Charitable Foundation. It was originally released on Collins Classics.