Virgil Thomson, Gertrude Stein - Orchestra Of Our Time*, Joel Thome ‎– Four Saints In Three Acts

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Nonesuch ‎– 9 79035-2
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2 × CD, Album
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"Four Saints in Three Acts" is an opera with words by Gertrude Stein and music by Virgil Thomson. It was written in 1927 and 1928 in France and first performed at the Hartford Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, by an organization with the resounding name of The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music From there it went to Broadway where it played some sixty nights — not much for a hit musical, but a lot for an opera — and became a legend.
It has been performed since, notably Friday the 13th, November, 1981 in Carnegie Hall, New York, a performance which honored the composer's eighty-fifth birthday and became the basis for this recording."
— Excerpted from an enclosed essay by Eric Salzman.

Recorded November 1981 at Rutgers Church, New York, using the JVC Digital Audio System (DAS-90).

Includes 48-page booklet with complete libretto and notes.

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