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MENOTTI, G.C.: Amahl and the Night Visitors / Sebastian Suite (Schippers, Mitropoulos) (1946, 1951)

Composer(s)Menotti, Gian Carlo
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaOrchestral
Catalogue 8.111364
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Opera Recordings
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The reception for the first television broadcast of Menotti’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors (also available in an acclaimed modern recording on Naxos 8.669019) was overwhelming: an estimated five million viewers, the NBC switchboard jammed with congratulatory calls and an unprecedented front-page review in The New York Times. Quickly recorded for RCA Victor, the album became a best-seller and the opera remains a Christmas evergreen, brimming with memorable tunes for both soloists and chorus. Set in 17th-century Venice, Menotti’s ballet Sebastian, the concert suite from which is heard here, was applauded by The New York Times as an ‘unblushing melodrama…brilliantly

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Work/Track Title Time
MENOTTI, G.C.: Amahl and the Night Visitors / Sebastian Suite (Schippers, Mitropoulos) (1946, 1951) 1:03:06   
  Amahl and the Night Visitors          
      Amahl! Amahl! (The Mother, Amahl) 3:42       
      What was keeping you outside? (The Mother, Amahl) 3:26       
      Don't cry, Mother dear (Amahl, The Mother) 2:09       
      From far away we come and farther we must go (King Kaspar, King Melchior, King Balthazar) 2:33       
      Amahl, go and see who's knocking at the door (The Mother, Amahl) 2:42       
      Good evening! (King Kaspar, King Melchior, King Balthazar, Amahl, The Mother) 2:45       
      Are you a real King? (Amahl, King Balthazar, King Kaspar, The Mother, King Melchior) 4:35       
      Have you seen a child (King Melchior, The Mother, King Balthazar, King Kaspar) 4:03       
      Shepherds! Shepherdesses! (Shepherds, The Mother, King Melchior, King Kaspar, King Balthazar) 2:41       
      Shepherds' Dance 3:20       
      Thank you, good friends (King Balthazar, Shephards, Amahl, King Kaspar) 2:38       
      All that gold! All that gold! (The Mother, The Page, King Melchior, King Balthazar, King Kaspar, Amahl) 3:47       
      Oh, woman, you may keep the gold (King Melchior, The Mother, Amahl, King Kaspar, King Balthazar) 3:30       
      Look, mother, I can dance (Amahl, King Kaspar, King Melchior, King Balthazar, The Mother, Shepherds) 4:34       
  Sebastian Suite (excerpts)          
      I. Introduction 1:59       
      II. Barcarolle 3:38       
      III. Street Fight 1:17       
      IV. Cortege 3:53       
      V. Sebastian's Dance 2:04       
      VII. Pavane 3:50       
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