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Oliver Knussen - Taverner: An Opera in Two Acts album download
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Oliver Knussen - Taverner: An Opera in Two Acts album download

Performer:
Oliver Knussen
Album:
Taverner: An Opera in Two Acts
Style:
Opera
Released:
December 5, 1996 - December 14, 1996
Genre:
Duration:
01:56:52
Recording location:
Studios 1 and 2, BBC Maida Vale, London
MP3 archive size:
1255 mb
FLAC archive size:
1407 mb
Other formats:
DMF FLAC TTA APE MIDI AHX
Rating:
4.9
Votes:
809

Taverner's conversion to Lutheranism is the main issue of the opera, but Davies' point of view about it, musically and narratively, is opaque. Oliver Knussen leads a huge assembly of performers - the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the early music ensembles Fretwork and His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, and the London Voices and the New London Children's Choir - in a committed and visceral performance of the complex score. The overall musical spikiness, lack of narrative clarity, and the gruesome details of the plot make this an opera that's not likely to inspire immediate affection, but it's an important, if flawed, work that should be of interest to serious students of new opera.

Taverner, opera in 2 acts, . 2 Work. New London Children's Choir Chorus/Choir, Stuart Kale Tenor, His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts Early Music Ensemble, Quentin Hayes Baritone, Stephen Bryant Orchestra Leader, Oliver Knussen Conductor, Peter Hall Tenor, London Voices Chorus/Choir, Michael Chance Countertenor, Fiona Kimm Soprano, Tom Jackman Treble, Fretwork Viol Ensemble, Peter Sidhom Bass, Stephen Richardson Bass, Stephen Pruslin Regal, John Graham-Hill Tenor, Ronald Corp. 2. Act I Scene 1: Transition. 3. Act I Scene 2: The Chapel: Hoc opus est Johanni Taverni in regione Lindi nati (Monks, John Taverner).

Stuart Oliver Knussen CBE (12 June 1952 – 8 July 2018) was a British composer and conductor. Oliver Knussen was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His father, Stuart Knussen, was principal double bass of the London Symphony Orchestra, and also participated in a number of premieres of Benjamin Britten's music. Oliver Knussen studied composition with John Lambert between 1963 and 1969, and also received encouragement from Britten

Taverner is an opera with music and libretto by Peter Maxwell Davies. It is based on the life of the 16th-century English composer John Taverner, but in what Davies himself acknowledged was a non-realistic treatment. The gestation for the opera dated as far back as 1956 during Davies's years in Manchester, and continued when he went to Princeton University in 1962.

Taverner Opera in two Acts Libretto: Peter Maxwell Davies. John Taverner: Martyn Hill Jester: David Wilson-Johnson White Abbot: Quentin Hayes King: Stephen Richardson Cardinal: Stuart Kale. BBC Symphony Orchestra Oliver Knussen. The story is a remarkable one: the Tudor composer John Taverner became caught up in the Reformation, abandoned music, and became a persecutor.

Oliver Knussen burst into British music with an unprecedented flourish. In 1967, the London Symphony Orchestra premiered Knussen’s First Symphony, with István Kertész scheduled to conduct. Knussen even combines the two poets in the first movement, further blurring boundaries. In the second movement, the soprano ((Elaine Barry), sings long, arching lines, and the orchestra is "drone-like", as Knussen has said himself. Rather than building density, Knussen lightens texture, pairs oif instruments dancing briefly, then go quiet, leaving two flutes alone in a final, whimsical cadenza. Does Knussen's Songs For Sue(2006) have its origins in his first "real" symphony, completed when he first went to America?

Oliver Knussen (Stuart Oliver Knussen, Glasgow, Scotland, June 12, 1952 – 8 July 2018) was a Scottish composer and conductor. He began composing at about the age of six, but it was an ITV programme about his father's work with the London Symphony Orchestra that prompted the commissioning for his first symphony (1966-1967).

Oliver Knussen obituary. One of the most influential British composers and conductors of his generation. Oliver Knussen wrote the original score for the fantasy opera Where the Wild Things Are. Photograph: AP Photo/Francesco Guazzelli, Syracuse University in Florence/AP. The 1970s were a period of intense creativity for Knussen, with chamber works including Rosary Songs, Océan de Terre and Ophelia Dances, culminating in the completion in 1979 of his Third Symphony, a work whose first movement had been conducted by its dedicatee, Michael Tilson Thomas, in 1973.

Track List - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
Taverner
1 Act 1. Scene 1. A Courtroom Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 19:18
2 Act 1. Transition Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 1:30
3 Act 1. Scene 2. The Chapel Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 6:01
4 Act 1. Transition Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 3:16
5 Act 1. Scene 3. The Throne Room Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 15:10
6 Act 1. Scene 4. The same Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 6:58
7 Act 1. Scene 4. The same (bar 243) Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 6:57
8 Act 1. Scene 4. The same (bar 467) Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 5:48
9 Act 1. Scene 4. The same (bar 648) Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 5:11

Track List - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
Taverner
1 Act 2. Scene 1. The Courtroom Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 6:36
2 Act 2. Transition Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 3:03
3 Act 2. Scene 2. The Throne Room Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 9:55
4 Act 2. Transition Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 1:01
5 Act 2. Scene 3. The Chapel Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 8:00
6 Act 2. Transition Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 1:18
7 Act 2. Scene 4. The Market-place in Boston, Lincolnshire Peter Maxwell Davies Oliver Knussen 16:50