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HAGEN, D.: Shining Brow [Opera] (Orth, Harris, Frankenberry, Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta)

    
      

 

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HAGEN, D.: Shining Brow [Opera] (Orth, Harris, Frankenberry, Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta)

Daron Hagen and Paul Muldoon’s first, and highly successful, opera is based on the life of the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin (Welsh for ‘Shining Brow’), the home he built for himself in Wisconsin. Popular with audiences and critics alike, Shining Brow has been hailed as a masterpiece full of fresh ideas, and is frequently performed. ‘Hagen has a gift for the big tune, and he serves up some beauties’ (New York Times). ‘Its libretto is unusually inventive and poetic’ (Capital Times).



Disc 1

Hagen, Daron Aric
Muldoon, Paul, lyricist(s)

  Shining Brow
1.   Play with flash player Prologue: So much so, that even now I flinch… (Sullivan, Waiter) 00:04:41
2.   Play with flash player Prologue: So the poetry of architecture… (Draftsmen) 00:01:04
3.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Some are destined to stand… (Wright, Mamah, Edwin, Draftsmen) 00:05:11
4.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: The music, so… the music of architecture… (Draftsmen) 00:01:30
5.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Arietta: And her scent, was it musk (Wright) 00:03:23
6.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Aria: If not for me, then for the children's sake… (Catherine, Wright) 00:04:47
7.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Aria: Each room opens into the next, Catherine… (Wright, Sullivan) 00:04:48
8.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: Interlude: Sullivan Variations 00:02:23
9.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 1: When I woke up this morning… (Workmen) 00:03:18
10.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Far be it from me to suggest… (Women, Workmen) 00:02:56
11.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Arietta: Three long days and three long nights… (Edwin, Workmen) 00:02:26
12.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Aria: The truth is that my mouth is full of nails (Edwin) 00:03:20
13.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: They say the soul weighs about the same as… (Workmen, Mamah, Wright) 00:03:00
14.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Melodrama: Be it mud hut, mansion or mosque… (Mamah, Wright, Edwin) 00:01:35
15.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Trio: For three long months I've tried to ease… (Mamah, Wright, Edwin) 00:04:05
16.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 2: Interlude: She sweeps us off our feet …, "Hymn to Nature" (Chorus) 00:02:00
17.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: …back into earth and air (Mamah, Chorus) 00:00:46
18.   Play with flash player Act I Scene 3: Frank, how much longer must I endure… (Mamah) 00:14:52


Disc 2

Hagen, Daron Aric
Muldoon, Paul, lyricist(s)

  Shining Brow
1.   Play with flash player Act II: Prelude 00:01:35
2.   Play with flash player Act II: So much, so much, so much, so much, so… (Townspeople, Reporters, Guests) 00:01:50
3.   Play with flash player Act II: Sextet: With a tally ho and view halloo… (Reporters, Townswomen) 00:03:11
4.   Play with flash player Act II: Aria: Ladies and Gentlemen… (Wright, Chorus) 00:09:02
5.   Play with flash player Act II: Questions: Mister Wright! (Reporters, Townswomen) 00:00:49
6.   Play with flash player Act II: Dialogue: Together, Mamah, we will take… (Wright, Mamah, Chorus) 00:02:26
7.   Play with flash player Act II: Sextet: Just my luck to end up here… (Reporters, Wright, Mamah) 00:01:56
8.   Play with flash player Act II: Interlude: For when all's said and done, we'd like to know… (Barbershop Quartet) 00:02:20
9.   Play with flash player Act II: Canape Variations: As the guests arrive at Taliesin… (Company) 00:09:12
10.   Play with flash player Act II: Oration: I am the birch stripped of its bark (Chef) 00:01:08
11.   Play with flash player Act II: Interlude: The Fire 00:02:28
12.   Play with flash player Act II: Scene: Frank. Lieber Meister… (Wright, Sullivan) 00:04:56
13.   Play with flash player Act II: Duet: For ten long years I’ve tried to heal… (Wright, Sullivan) 00:04:09
14.   Play with flash player Act II: Eddie Why so crestfallen So forlorn (Wright, Edwin, Sullivan) 00:01:52
15.   Play with flash player Act II: Arietta: I cry out from the Slough of Despond… (Sullivan) 00:02:11
16.   Play with flash player Act II: Out of the depths we heard them cry again… (Townspeople, Wright) 00:02:23
17.   Play with flash player Act II: For ten long hours they were trapped… (Wright, Edwin) 00:05:48
18.   Play with flash player Act II: Out of the depths we heard them cry again… (Townpeople, Wright) 00:01:43
19.   Play with flash player Act II: Arietta: Not musk, cedar perhaps… (Wright) 00:02:04
20.   Play with flash player Act II: Aria: He's found! We've found the chef! (The Maid) 00:02:18
21.   Play with flash player Act II: Not maple. Pine; the scent of a plain pine box… (Wright, Chorus) 00:02:37
22.   Play with flash player Act II: Aria: I think of the balsam fir… (Wright) 00:06:23

Total Playing Time: 02:18:26






Composer(s):
Hagen, Daron Aric

Lyricist(s):
Muldoon, Paul

Conductor(s):
Falletta, JoAnn

Orchestra(s):
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Artist(s):
Barton, Tony; Curran, Matthew; Demler, James; Eley, Elem; Fleischer, Deborah; Fleischer, Eric; Frankenberry, Robert; Harris, Brenda; Lyons, Gilda; Orth, Robert; Reckamp, Jennifer Lynn; Valby, Elaine

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.669020-21

Barcode: 730099902076

Release Date: 03/2009

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