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Subject: Gerontius (was Favorite non-opera vocal works?)
From: william kasimer <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:william kasimer <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 5 Mar 2018 07:42:23 -0500
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On Sun, 4 Mar 2018 21:21:32 -0500, David Kubiak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>I just
>discovered a YouTube of the 'Sanctus, fortis' section with Jon Vickers and
>Barbirolli, said to be from a 1957 performance in Rome.  He is quite
>magnificent -- I cannot imagine that the part has been sung better before or
>since.  And it surprises me a little that he did it, since Newman's poem is
>very Catholic in a devotional way and Vickers was known to be a very
>convicted Protestant.  Does anybody know if there is more of the performance
>preserved?

The whole performance has been issued by a couple of labels:

https://www.amazon.com/Edward-Elgar-Dream-Gerontius-Op/dp/B0018Q08KM

https://www.amazon.com/Elgar-Gerontius-Variazioni-Originale-Sinfonia/dp/B00008EP16

Bill

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