The Philharmonia Orchestra are heard in all their majesty on the incidental music from Michael Stimpson s opera, JESSE OWENS, a work about the legendary US athlete who won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics of 1936. This is accompanied by a collection of songs from the opera, arranged for soprano, baritone, and piano, in which singers Abigail Kelly and Johnny Herford beautifully illustrate the breadth of the work, the struggle, humour, and achievements of the greatest Olympian ever. These two works are complimented by PRELUDES IN OUR TIME, for solo piano. Written while the world was looking towards the Beijing Olympics, this unique collection is enchantingly performed by Megumi Fujita, who also accompanies the singers.

Released 12th August 2016

Jesse Owens & Preludes In Our Time

£9.99Price
  •   1. Incidental music from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Overture

      2. Incidental music from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Home

      3. Incidental music from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Klan

      4. Incidental music from the opera 'Jesse Owens': The Games

      5. Incidental music from the opera 'Jesse Owens': The Empty Stadium

      6. Songs from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Home

      7. Songs from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Jesse Meets Minnie

      8. Songs from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Minnie's Song

      9. Songs from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Jim Crowe

      10. Songs from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Four World Records

      11. Songs from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Piano Interlude

      12. Songs from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Money Lies

      13. Songs from the opera 'Jesse Owens': Letter From Luz

      14. Songs from the opera 'Jesse Owens': The Empty Stadium

      15. Preludes In Our Time - Prelude I: With space

      16. Preludes In Our Time - Prelude II: Lightly 

      17. Preludes In Our Time - Prelude III: Rhythmically

      18. Preludes In Our Time - Prelude IV: Gently

      19. Preludes In Our Time - Prelude V: Lively

  • Philharmonia Orchestra (orchestra)

    Stuart Stratford (conductor)

    Abigail Kelly (soprano)

    Johnny Herford (baritone)

    Megumi Fujita (piano)

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