Stimpson - Music from the opera ‘Jesse Owens’; Preludes in Our Time | Stone Records 5060192780659

Stimpson - Music from the opera ‘Jesse Owens’; Preludes in Our Time

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Label: Stone Records

Cat No: 5060192780659

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 12th August 2016

Contents

Works

Stimpson, Michael

Jesse Owens (opera)
» Incidental music
» Songs (9)
Preludes in our time (5)

Artists

Abigail Kelly (soprano)
Johnny Herford (baritone)
Megumi Fujita (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductor

Stuart Stratford

Works

Stimpson, Michael

Jesse Owens (opera)
» Incidental music
» Songs (9)
Preludes in our time (5)

Artists

Abigail Kelly (soprano)
Johnny Herford (baritone)
Megumi Fujita (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductor

Stuart Stratford

About

The Philharmonia Orchestra are heard in all their majesty in the incidental music from Michael Stimpson’s opera, Jesse Owens, a work about the legendary US athlete who won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics of 1936.

This is accompanied by a collection of songs from the opera, arranged for soprano, baritone, and piano, in which singers Abigail Kelly and Johnny Herford beautifully illustrate the breadth of the work, the struggle, humour, and achievements of the greatest Olympian ever.

These two works are complimented by Preludes in Our Time, for solo piano. Written while the world was looking towards the Beijing Olympics, this unique collection is enchantingly performed by Megumi Fujita, who also accompanies the singers.

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