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Menotti: Amahl



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The reception for the first television broadcast of Menotti's opera Amahl and the Night Visitors (also available in an acclaimed modern recording on Naxos 8.669019) was overwhelming: an estimated five million viewers, the NBC switchboard jammed with congratulatory calls and an unprecedented front-page review in The New York Times. Quickly recorded for RCA Victor, the album became a best-seller and the opera remains a Christmas evergreen, brimming with memorable tunes for both soloists and chorus. Set in 17th-century Venice, Menotti's ballet Sebastian, the concert suite from which is heard here, was applauded by The New York Times as an 'unblushing melodrama... brilliantly effective'.
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Item number 8111364
Barcode 747313336425
Release date 28/02/2011
Category 20TH CENTURY
Label Naxos Historical
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Andrew McKinley
Leon Lishner
Composers Gian Carlo Menotti
Conductors Dimitri Mitropoulos
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