Ethyl Smyth - The Wreckers | Retrospect Opera RO004

Ethyl Smyth - The Wreckers

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Label: Retrospect Opera

Cat No: RO004

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 13th April 2018

Contents

Artists

Anne-Marie Owens
Justin Lavender
Peter Sidhom
David Wilson-Johnson
Judith Howarth
Anthony Roden
Brian Bannatyne-Scott
Annemarie Sand
Huddersfield Choral Society
BBC Philharmonic

Conductor

Odaline de la Martinez

Works

Smyth, Ethel

The Wreckers

Artists

Anne-Marie Owens
Justin Lavender
Peter Sidhom
David Wilson-Johnson
Judith Howarth
Anthony Roden
Brian Bannatyne-Scott
Annemarie Sand
Huddersfield Choral Society
BBC Philharmonic

Conductor

Odaline de la Martinez

About

Arguably the greatest of Smyth’s six operas, The Wreckers (1902–4) was certainly her most ambitious and monumental. Looking back on her career in 1944, Sir Thomas Beecham declared that, “Undoubtedly her masterpiece is The Wreckers, which remains one of the three or four English operas of real musical merit and vitality written during the past forty years.”

This 2-CD Digipak is a reissue of Odaline de la Martinez’s acclaimed live recording of the 1994 BBC Proms performance, originally released on Conifer Classics. It features new album artwork as well as an original Foreword.

“exceptional ... exactly how ‘revived’ operas should be presented” – John France, MusicWeb International (Smyth – The Boatswain’s Mate)

“a must for any self-respecting Smyth collection or collection of British music” – Kate Kennedy, BBC Radio 3 (Smyth – The Boatswain’s Mate)

“A highly recommendable CD ... superbly recorded and packaged”
– Dan Adams, Light Music Society (Pickwick and Cups and Saucers)

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