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Harry Somers: The Fool; The Death of Enkidu - Alain Coulombe (bass); Andrea Grant (piano); Annalee Patipatanakoon (violin); Bardyhl Gievori (french horn);...
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  1. The Fool (Le Fou), opera in 1 act
  2. The Death of Enkidu, opera in 1 act
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Harry Somers (1925-1999) was one of the leading Canadian composers of the second half of the twentieth century. Opera was an important part of his work, and this set includes two of his short operas, The Fool, from 1953, and The Death of Enkidu, from 1977. The Fool, with a libretto by Michael Fram, has a slim plot, with characters who have more metaphoric meaning than flesh-and-blood humanity, and Somers fails to bring them to life in a way that engages our sympathy or interest. He relies heavily on individualized kind of ...

Harry Somers: The Fool; The Death of Enkidu 2010, Centrediscs

UPC: 773811142091