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MENOTTI, G.C.: Medium (The) / The Telephone (Powers, Keller, Dame, Cotlow, Mastice, Rogier, Balaban)

    
      

 




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MENOTTI, G.C.: Medium (The) / The Telephone (Powers, Keller, Dame, Cotlow, Mastice, Rogier, Balaban)

The pairing of the comic opera The Telephone with the sinister music-drama The Medium proved to be a big hit for composer Gian Carlo Menotti when they opened together on Broadway in 1947. The double bill ran for over 200 performances, and enjoyed similar success in London during 1948. This original 1947 cast recording of The Medium, made by the American Columbia company, was first released in the United Kingdom in 1961, when The Gramophone wrote enthusiastically: ‘its effectiveness as a musical work for the stage is beyond argument.’


Menotti, Gian Carlo
Menotti, Gian Carlo, lyricist(s)

  The Medium
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Introduction 00:01:52
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Where, oh, where (Monica) 00:02:00
3.   Play with flash player Act I: How many times I've told you not to touch my things! (Baba, Monica) 00:02:32
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Good evening, Madame Flora (Mrs. Gobineau, Mr. Gobineau, Baba, Mrs. Nolan) 00:01:54
5.   Play with flash player Act I: It happened long ago (Mrs. Gobineau, Mr. Gobineau, Baba) 00:02:20
6.   Play with flash player Act I: You must be very silent (Mr. Gobineau, Baba, Monica, Mrs. Nolan) 00:01:40
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Mother, mother, are you there (Monica, Mr. Gobineau, Mrs. Nolan, Mrs. Gobineau) 00:05:42
8.   Play with flash player Act I: What is it Who is it (Baba, Mr. Gobineau, Mrs. Gobineau, Mrs. Nolan) 00:01:51
9.   Play with flash player Act I: Baba, what has happened (Monica, Baba) 00:02:29
10.   Play with flash player Act I: The sun has fallen and it lies in blood (Monica, Baba) 00:04:28
11.   Play with flash player Act II: Introduction 00:02:01
12.   Play with flash player Act II: Bravo! (Monica) 00:02:13
13.   Play with flash player Act II: Monica, Monica, can't you see (Monica) 00:02:54
14.   Play with flash player Act II: Where is Monica (Baba) 00:05:51
15.   Play with flash player Act II: Good evening, Madame Flora (Mrs. Gobineau, Mrs. Nolan, Mr. Gobineau, Monica) 00:05:01
16.   Play with flash player Act II: Don't stand there like a fool! (Baba, A Voice) 00:01:47
17.   Play with flash player Act II: Afraid, am I afraid (Baba) 00:05:04
18.   Play with flash player Act II: Who's there Who's there (Baba, Monica) 00:04:01
  The Telephone
19.   Play with flash player Introduction 00:02:18
20.   Play with flash player Oh! just what I wanted (Lucy, Ben) 00:04:59
21.   Play with flash player That was Margaret (Lucy, Ben) 00:01:20
22.   Play with flash player It is four - fifteen (Lucy, Ben) 00:02:17
23.   Play with flash player Try again and again (Ben, Lucy) 00:02:43
24.   Play with flash player Hello, this is Lucy (Lucy, Ben) 00:05:31
25.   Play with flash player Hello … Hello (Lucy, Ben) 00:03:03

Total Playing Time: 01:17:51






Composer(s):
Menotti, Gian Carlo

Lyricist(s):
Menotti, Gian Carlo

Conductor(s):
Balaban, Emanuel

Orchestra(s):
Studio orchestra

Artist(s):
Cotlow, Marilyn; Dame, Beverly; Keller, Evelyn; Mastice, Catherine; Powers, Marie; Rogier, Frank

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.111370

Barcode: 747313337026

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions.


Release Date: 04/2011

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