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Four Saints In Three Acts
Level UpA1Prologue (A Narrative Of Prepare For Saints.)10:42
Level UpA2Act I (Avila. St. Teresa Half Indoors And Half Out Of Doors. / Tableau I: A Garden At Avila In Early Spring. St. Teresa Is Seated Under The Tree Painting Flowers On Very Large Eggs.)5:46
Level UpA3Act I (Tableau II: St. Teresa II With Dove, Being Photographed By St. Settlement.)1:56
Level UpA4Act I (Tableau III: St. Teresa II Seated. St. Ignatius, Kneeling, Plays Guitar.)2:41
Level UpB1Act I (Tableau IV: St. Ignatius Presents Flowers To St. Teresa II.)3:26
Level UpB2Act I (Tableau V: St. Ignatius Showing To St. Teresa II The Model Of A Heavenly Mansion.)3:25
Level UpB3Act I (Tableau VI: St. Teresa II In Ecstasy, Seated, With Angel Hovering.)3:01
Level UpB4Act I (Tableau VII: St. Teresa II, With Halo, Pretending To Hold A Baby In Her Arms.)4:21
Level UpB5Act II (Might It Be Mountains If It Were Not Barcelona)4:55
Level UpC1Act II (Dance Of The Angels)4:26
Level UpC2Act II (Love Scene)11:14
Level UpC3Act III (Barcelona. St. Ignatius And One Of Two Literally.)4:01
Level UpC4Act III (Vision Of Holy Ghost)12:21
Level UpD1Act III (Storm In Miniature, Without Rain)1:12
Level UpD2Act III (St. Ignatius Predicts The Last Judgement)2:09
Level UpD3Act III (Saint's Procession)6:56
Level UpD4Intermezzo1:35
Level UpD5Prologue To Act IV1:53
Level UpD6Act IV (The Sisters And Saints Reassembled And Reenacting Why They Went Away To Stay.)3:47



"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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  • Barcode: 0 7599-79035-1

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Four Saints In Three Acts (2×CD, Album)Nonesuch9 79035-2USUnknown