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John Mauceri’s distinguished and extraordinary career has brought him not only to the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also to the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood, as well as the most prestigious halls of academia. Regarded as the world’s leading performer of the music of Hollywood’s émigré composers, he has taken the lead in the preservation and performance of many kinds of music and has supervised/conducted premieres by composers as diverse as Debussy, Stockhausen, Korngold, Bernstein, Hindemith, Elfman, Ives, and Shore. As an accomplished recording artist, John Mauceri has over 70 albums to his name, and is the recipient of Grammy, Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Edison, Cannes Classique, Billboard, two Diapasons d’Or, three Emmys, and four Deutsche Schallplatten Awards.

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The First Complete Recording of The Cradle Will Rock released

Posted July 6th, 2018

It’s out! The first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 Broadway opera, The Cradle Will Rock—with Blitzstein’s original orchestration. The 2-CD set recorded last summer at Opera Saratoga includes a 14-minute discussion by Blitzstein about the tumultuous opening night.

Here’s a bit of information on the production from lithub.com

It is a timely view of America and the power of a rich man and his family to take control of everyone in a city—the newspaper, the church, the scientists, the university—putting his relatives on the bench, working with gangsters, buying up property and influence and fighting the changes in the world around him. Funny, sad, angry, and inspirational. And about time!

Order your copy of the First Complete Recording of The Cradle Will Rock – recorded live at Opera Saratoga in July 2017 – restoring Blitzstein’s brilliant original orchestrations to their full glory. Under the baton of conductor John Mauceri and direction of Lawrence Edelson.

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