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George Benjamin: Written on Skin ()

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The album at hand is a live recording of the premiere of the opera Written on Skin, commissioned from composer George Benjamin by the Festival of Aix-en-Provence in France. That's appropriate in that the opera is based on a medieval troubadour tale that could have been heard in that area, but in its compactness and clipped restraint it is a quite British work. The story (a version of which appears in The Decameron of Boccaccio), however, is over the top, and whether it is enhanced by the music or not is a matter of taste. ...

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George Benjamin: Written on Skin
2013, Nimbus

UPC: 710357588525


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