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BANFIELD, R. de: Lord Byron's Love Letter (Varnay, Ribla, Carruba, Carlin, Rome Academy Symphony, Rescigno) (1958)

    
      

 

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BANFIELD, R. de: Lord Byron's Love Letter (Varnay, Ribla, Carruba, Carlin, Rome Academy Symphony, Rescigno) (1958)

The RCA Victor recording of Raffaello de Banfield’s 1955 opera Lord Byron’s Love Letter is a true rarity, remaining in their catalogue for only a short time and never reissued on CD before now. Based on a Tennessee Williams play set in late 19th-century New Orleans during the Mardi Gras, it revolves around an eccentric old lady, lost in the past, who displays to visitors an old love letter for money, purportedly by the rakish English poet. The opera was praised by Time magazine for its ‘vocal beauty’.


Banfield, Raffaello de
Williams, Tennessee, lyricist(s)

  Lord Byron's Love Letter
1.   Play with flash player Scene 1: When are you going to learn how to play that piece (Old Woman, Spinster) 00:06:34
2.   Play with flash player Scene 2: Won't you come in (Spinster, Matron, Old Woman) 00:06:13
3.   Play with flash player Scene 2: Also he swam the Hellespont (Old Woman, Spinster, Matron) 00:03:34
4.   Play with flash player Scene 3: Ah! Winston! Remove that silly hat! (Matron, Spinster, Old Woman, Husband) 00:05:43
5.   Play with flash player Scene 4: We set out in the early morning for the Acropolis (Spinster, Old Woman) 00:03:47
6.   Play with flash player Scene 4: Do you mind if I don't climb any higher (Old Woman, Spinster, Matron) 00:09:07
7.   Play with flash player Scene 4: Stop there! It's quite enough (Old Woman, Spinster, Matron, Husband) 00:05:18
8.   Play with flash player Scene 4: Une saison enchantee! I mused. Beguiled (Spinster, Old Woman) 00:04:35
9.   Play with flash player Scene 4: Mama, mama - you'll miss it! (Husband, Matron, Spinster, Old Woman) 00:01:32
10.   Play with flash player Scene 5: Canaille! Canaille! Canaille! (Spinster, Old Woman) 00:04:26

Berg, Alban
Büchner, Georg, lyricist(s)

  Wozzeck, Op. 7 (excerpts)
11.   Play with flash player Act I: Interlude - Military Music - Cradle Song: Soldaten, Soldaten sind schöner Burschen! 00:05:41
12.   Play with flash player Act III: Aber die Pharisaer brachten ein Weib zu ihm 00:03:53
13.   Play with flash player Act III: Ringel, Ringel, Rosenkranz 00:06:11

Total Playing Time: 01:06:34




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