Lennox Berkeley: Ruth - Claire Rutter (soprano); Jean Rigby (mezzo-soprano); Mark Tucker (tenor); Roderick Williams (baritone);...
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Lennox Berkeley's Ruth, along with Britten's Gloriana and Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage, make up the first postwar peak of English opera. In scale, Ruth is a chamber opera set in three scenes for five soloists, small mixed choir, and a reduced orchestra of two flutes, horn, percussion, piano, and 11 strings. In effect, Ruth is an intimate opera depicting the story of Ruth and Boaz from the Old Testament Book of Ruth. In this recording, Ruth is exquisitely wrought, marvelously beautiful, intensely lyrical, and deeply ...

Lennox Berkeley: Ruth 2005, Chandos

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