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Gerhard: The Plague

Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970)

Alec McCowen narrator
National Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Washington DC
Antal Dorati conductor

EXP 0005

1. Oran! Town Without Any Trees Or Gardens (Chorus)
2. They're Coming Out, Good And Proper (Chorus) - Next Morning, On My Round Of Visits (Narrator)
3. On The Fourth Day... (Narrator)
4. By Dint Of A Persistence (Narrator)
5. "So They Got Alarmed, At Last" (Narrator)
6. The Mother Greeted Me (Narrator)
7. During All That Summer (Narrator)
8. The Boy Had Been Put In A Small Ward (Narrator)
9. They're Coming Out Again! The Rats! (Chorus) - The Official Communiqués (Narrator)


Recorded: Constitution Hall, Washington D.C., 11 May 1973
This is the first International CD Release featuring this recording.

This recording was first released on Decca's HEAD label in 1974.

The CD booklet contains notes in English, French and German and sung/spoken text in English.

Original review
“…the recording to me seems first class… and Dorati's sympathy and authority are everywhere to be noted. No-one plays Gerhard's larger scores better than he… it deserves to arouse a lot of interest.”