Waxman: Joshua - Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano); Maximilian Schell; Patrick Poole (tenor); Peter Buchi (tenor); Rodney Gilfry (baritone);...
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  1. Joshua, oratorio for voice, narrator, choir & orchestra
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Film composer Franz Waxman, in addition to creating such timeless movie scores as Rebecca and The Bride of Frankenstein, was also a superb composer of original concert music, particularly in the final two decades of his career. Waxman's 1959 oratorio Joshua, here recorded for the first time on Deutsche Grammophon, is based on a libretto written by British playwright James Forsyth, whose mixture of verse of narration has its own special, euphonious qualities. Actor Maximilian Schell has the narration and does a splendid job ...

Waxman: Joshua 2006, Deutsche Grammophon

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