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DELIUS: Village Romeo and Juliet (A) (Beecham) (1946-1952)

Composer(s):Delius, Frederick
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SecularOperaOrchestral
Catalogue 8.110982-83
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

A Village Romeo and Juliet was recorded two years later. René Soames was a tenor with a very English sound; to say the least, he does not sound sufficiently ardent, and is dry, his tone is somewhat uningratiating, making his portrayal of Sali seem a little stiff, though musically the clarity and precision are impressive. Lorely Dyer as Vreli is fresh and bright, but she has a small voice and her intonation at the beginning of scene 4 is vulnerable. However, the Naxos transfer captures the voice better than the 1992 EMI transfer of this historic Beecham recording, with less emphasis on her rapid vibrato. It is also good to hear such vintage singers of the period as Dennis Dowling and Frederick Sharp as the respective fathers of the hero and heroine, with an excellent

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