Burt

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COMPOSERS: Burt
LABELS: NMC
WORKS: Und Gott der Herr sprach
PERFORMER: Brigitte Pinter (mezzo-soprano), Cheyne Davidson (baritone), Dean Ely (bass-baritone); United Philharmonic Vienna Antifonia Choir/Richard Edlinger
CATALOGUE NO: D 063M
British-born, in 1926, Francis Burt has lived for many years in Vienna; his music is much better known in central Europe than it is in his homeland. This austere biblical oratorio, sombre in mood and colour, may sometimes be hard-going, but the music has real integrity, and in its climactic moments a fierce dramatic power. Andrew Clements

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