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MUSIC OF ALL ERAS => Commercial recordings (vintage, new and forthcoming) => Topic started by: cilgwyn on October 14, 2021, 02:47:52 pm



Title: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: cilgwyn on October 14, 2021, 02:47:52 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/1hx8IJW.jpg)

Further bad news for my bank balance,but still amazing to people of a certain age group :o who only knew this work from a BBC broadcast (very well performed) of the Prologue! I remember receiving my off-air copy on a cassette sent via the post! There are some other new releases on the Dutton website. This image is the best I can come up with at the moment! ::)


Title: Re: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: Albion on October 14, 2021, 03:04:17 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/1hx8IJW.jpg)

Further bad news for my bank balance,but still amazing to people of a certain age group :o who only knew this work from a BBC broadcast (very well performed) of the Prologue! I remember receiving my off-air copy on a cassette sent via the post! There are some other new releases on the Dutton website. This image is the best I can come up with at the moment! ::)

Many thanks for this - it is great to see such astonishing enterprise from Dutton.

 :)

The image is absolutely fine. Beans on toast for the next six months.

 :P



Title: Re: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: cilgwyn on October 14, 2021, 05:22:36 pm
Delicious with a bit of grated cheese on top,I seem to remember! You've got me thinking about baked beans,now! ::)

(https://i.imgur.com/8HzKq3C.jpg)


Title: Re: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: Albion on October 14, 2021, 05:36:11 pm
Delicious with a bit of grated cheese on top,I seem to remember! You've got me thinking about baked beans,now! ::)

(https://i.imgur.com/8HzKq3C.jpg)

That counts as a

(http://www.bonzle.com/h/8/9/4/jw9jk.jpg)

 :D


Title: Re: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: Albion on October 14, 2021, 05:55:50 pm
Details - https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=2CDLX7385 (https://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=2CDLX7385)

 :)

What a corker!

 :D


Title: Re: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: cilgwyn on October 16, 2021, 05:59:12 pm
If you scroll down the Toccata Pipeline,on their website,Brian's opera The Cenci is listed as a future release. Apparently,this is of a 1997 concert performance. This just leaves Turandot, prinzessin von China and Agamemnon.


Title: Re: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: Albion on October 16, 2021, 07:24:10 pm
If you scroll down the Toccata Pipeline,on their website,Brian's opera The Cenci is listed as a future release. Apparently,this is of a 1997 concert performance. This just leaves Turandot, prinzessin von China and Agamemnon.

Great news, thanks! Here is further information about the opera - http://www.havergalbrian.org/works/the-cenci.php (http://www.havergalbrian.org/works/the-cenci.php)

For Agamemnon see

http://artmusic.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,7204.msg36619.html#msg36619 (http://artmusic.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,7204.msg36619.html#msg36619)

 :)


Title: Re: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: Albion on December 05, 2021, 09:32:39 am
(https://i.imgur.com/1hx8IJW.jpg)

Further bad news for my bank balance,but still amazing to people of a certain age group :o who only knew this work from a BBC broadcast (very well performed) of the Prologue! I remember receiving my off-air copy on a cassette sent via the post! There are some other new releases on the Dutton website. This image is the best I can come up with at the moment! ::)

Many thanks for this - it is great to see such astonishing enterprise from Dutton.

 :)

The image is absolutely fine. Beans on toast for the next six months.

 :P



Does anyone have this new release yet?


Title: Re: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: Clambert on December 05, 2021, 12:13:41 pm
Been working my way through it...sorry to say, even as a Brian fan, I'm finding it pretty tough listening so far...whatever his other many virtues I don't think Brian was a natural dramatist...


Title: Re: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: cilgwyn on December 05, 2021, 11:47:20 pm
I used to listen to my off-air cassette copy of the Prelude allot! A member of the HBS posted it to me! I did enjoy listening to it,at the time! That said,it's a little different to sitting through an entire opera. Is it possible it might grown on you,eventually? I love his opera,The Tigers. A much earlier work,of course. I,originally,had it on cassette. Posted in the same way,by a fellow enthusiast. The Tigers has one of the most eccentric librettos of any opera ever. I love it though;and,somehow,it all seems to work! For me,anyway! Librettos like that would ruin the career of most opera composers,however! ::) ;D


Title: Re: Havergal Brian: Faust Opera Dutton release
Post by: Albion on March 29, 2022, 10:16:06 am
A very positive review of this recent release -

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2022/Mar/Brian-faust-2CDLX7385.htm (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2022/Mar/Brian-faust-2CDLX7385.htm)

 :)