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Last Week's Question

Question: Which of the two composers featured in this week’s CD (Samuel Barber and Benjamin Britten) wrote an opera based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Answer: Britten

Prize details: Britten/Barber Piano Concertos: Elizabeth Joy Roe. American pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe presents what she calls ‘underplayed gems’ from both sides of the Atlantic. The CD also features ‘night music’ by both Barber and Britten: Barber’s Nocturne for Piano, and Britten’s Night Piece (Notturno).

Elizabeth Joy Roe credits the music of Britten and Barber with shaping her artistic development at pivotal points in her life: introducing her to illuminating new soundscapes and techniques, inspiring her to approach her music-making with greater boldness and honesty, saying “their creations continue to shed light of the vagaries and virtues of humanity – its humor and tragedy, struggles and aspirations, banality and reverence”. The CD liner includes a quote of Benjamin Britten: “It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain; of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony.” The quote was a response to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.

Britten/Barber: Piano Concertos
Elizabeth Joy Roe (pno)
DG 289 4788

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