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Maxwell Davies - Resurrection

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Label: Naxos - Opera

Cat No: 866035960

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 28th July 2014

Contents

Artists

Della Jones
Christopher Robson
Martyn Hill
Neil Jenkins
Henry Herford
Gerald Finley
Jonathan Best
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Peter Maxwell Davies

Works

Davies, Peter Maxwell

Resurrection

Artists

Della Jones
Christopher Robson
Martyn Hill
Neil Jenkins
Henry Herford
Gerald Finley
Jonathan Best
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Peter Maxwell Davies

About

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies began work on his parodic opera Resurrection whilst studying at Princeton in the early 1960s, but it wasnt until the 1980s that he resumed composition. Its violent diversity is aimed at several different targets the state, Church and media and is often delivered through deliberate juxtapositions of opposing material.

The opera is expressed through a dazzling masque-like succession of scenes, and the blackly comic pastiche of hymn tunes, marching band music, saccharine waltzes and banal TV advertisements.

Resurrection is about the conformity of an individual when brow beaten by the social and political forces that rage against him. The music helps anchor the plot to recognisable themes and uses many different styles and genres. This is the only recording that is currently available.

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