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Ernst Krenek: What Price Confidence - ChristÚpheren Nomura (baritone); Ilana Davidson (soprano); Linda Hall (piano); Richard Clement (tenor); Susan Narucki (soprano)
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  1. Vertrauenssache (What Price confidence), chamber opera for 4 voices & piano, Op. 111
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The pivotal works of Ernst Krenek's early career were large-scale operas -- the jazz-inspired zeitoper Jonny spielt auf (1927) and the austerely serial Karl V (1931-1933) -- and he continued to work with the form throughout his career. For his 40-minute chamber opera, What Price Confidence (1945), for four singers and piano, Krenek devised his own libretto in English, a romantic, if somewhat intellectualized, comedy that Rossini or Donizetti might have turned into a full evening piece. Its compactness, though, and its ...

Ernst Krenek: What Price Confidence 2008, Phoenix Edition

UPC: 811691011301