Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; Les Noces - Alan Ewing (basso profundo); Alison Wells (soprano); Andrew Greenan (bass); David Wilson-Johnson (bass baritone);...
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  1. Oedipus Rex, opera-oratorio in 2 acts
  2. Les Noces III (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus, 4 pianos & percussion
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This Naxos disc is a coupling of two recordings originally issued by Koch. Both the recordings were part of Robert Craft's continuation of the complete Stravinsky edition he had begun on MusicMasters. Craft's second Oedipus Rex is less than entirely compelling. Martyn Hill is a virile Oedipus and Jennifer Lane is a noble Jocasta, but Craft is a bit too restrained in his rhetoric and a tad too reserved in his dramatics. Craft's fourth Les Noces is less than exciting. The vocalists are lusty, the pianists are potent, and the ...

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; Les Noces 2005, Naxos

UPC: 747313249923