Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Feast Of Love, first recording

The first recording of Virgil Thomson’s The Feast Of Love. I suspect this was the personnel for the premiere too, which was also in 1963. Not up to the later recordings I think, but nice to hear. I love this music. The poem is VT's own translation of Pervigilium Veneris, and I think he captures the odd detached passion I find in Roman love poetry.

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