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MACFARREN, G.: Robin Hood [Opera] (N. Spence, Hulbert, John Powell Singers, Victorian Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Corp)

Composer(s):Macfarren, George
Artist(s)
Genre Classical Music
Category Opera
Catalogue 8.660306-07
Label Naxos
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George Macfarren was considered by many of his contemporaries as the greatest British dramatic opera composer since Purcell. Described by Edward J Dent as ‘very full of good fun and on the way to Sullivan’, Robin Hood is Macfarren’s masterpiece, one of an impressive roster of now neglected mid-nineteenth-century British operas, notable for its fine ensemble scenes, witty motifs, and deft, imaginative orchestration. Victorian Opera’s recording of Wallace’s Lurline (8.660293-94) was widely admired: ‘the opera and the performance are both a delight.’ (American Record Guide)


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Review By Charles H Parsons,American Record Guide,March 2012

…music certainly worth hearing for the sheer enjoyment they give to the listeners…one jolly tune after another delights the ear. It is an opera full of charming music.

…a delightful way to pass an hour or two. © 2012 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide








 

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