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Granville Bantock: The Complete Omar Khayym - Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor); Brian Rayner Cook (baritone); Johanna Peters (contra-alto); Johanna Peters (contralto);...
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  1. Omar Khayyam, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  2. Fifine at the Fair, tone poem
  3. Sappho, prelude & 9 fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra: Prelude
  4. Sappho, prelude & 9 fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra: Fragment I Hymn to Aphrodite, Daughter of Zeus
  5. Sappho, prelude & 9 fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra: Fragment II I loved thee once, Atthis, long ago
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  1. Omar Khayyam, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  2. Fifine at the Fair, tone poem
  3. Sappho, prelude & 9 fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra: Prelude
  4. Sappho, prelude & 9 fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra: Fragment I Hymn to Aphrodite, Daughter of Zeus
  5. Sappho, prelude & 9 fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra: Fragment II I loved thee once, Atthis, long ago
  6. Sappho, prelude & 9 fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra: Fragment III Evening Song
  7. Sappho, prelude & 9 fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra: Fragment V Thhe moon has set
  8. Sappho, prelude & 9 fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra: Fragment VI Peer of gods he seems
  9. Sappho, prelude & 9 fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra: Fragment IX Muse of the golden throne
  10. Pierrot of the Minute, comedy overture for orchestra
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This release is of a different and more ambitious kind than other releases of the mid-2010s on the Lyrita revival label. Like the others, it is taken from BBC broadcasts, but in this case, the recording was made in a studio, not live, and the sound quality is much superior. The most unusual feature is the music by the almost-forgotten Granville Bantock, who was as responsible as anyone else for the ongoing popularity of Sibelius in Britain, and who, believe it or not, liked to dress up as the medieval Persian poet Omar ...

Granville Bantock: The Complete Omar Khayym 2016, Lyrita

UPC: 5020926212825

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