Posts tagged as "paul-traver"

Be Glad Then, America!

November 22, 2016

To celebrate America’s bicentennial, the National Symphony of Washington DC commissioned Robert Russell Bennett to write a work and he responded with ‘The Fun and Faith of William Billings’. It appeared on the official souvenir LP recording of the JFK Center for Performing Arts. The LP – and this CD, the first appearance on Decca […]

Dallapiccola: Il Prigioniero

March 12, 2016

‘Il prigioniero’ (The Prisoner), an opera in a prologue and one act with both music and libretto written by Luigi Dallapiccola, was first broadcast by the Italian radio station RAI on 1st December 1949. The work is based on the short story ‘La torture par l’espérance’ (“Torture by Hope”) by the French writer Auguste Villiers […]