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Musgrave’s ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge’

Posted by Julie in News, Recording Release

Recording Release—April 18, 2011 Thea Musgrave: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1981) Green (2007) and Wild Winter I (1993) Released: 18 April 2011 Catalog Num: NMC D167  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge was commissioned by the BBC as an “opera for radio”, based on the short story of the same name written in the late 19th century by Ambrose Bierce. This is the BBC recording of the first performance (20 December 1981) performed by baritone Jake Gardner, narrator Gayle Hunnicutt and speakers David Healey and Ed Bishop with the London Sinfonietta, conducted by Thea Musgrave. “Taking place during the American Civil War, it is the tragic story of Peyton Farquar, a planter from the South, who…