GEORG ANTON BENDA (1722-1795): Medea.
Catalogue Number: 04W018
Label: Coviello Classics
Reference: COV 92014
Description: We have melodrama here: spoken text accompanied by dramatic music. This one, premiered in 1775, was performed for decades throughout central Europe Texts and translations unknown. At the end of his life Benda revised Medea extensively once more, in the process drawing on the sum of his practical experience with the theatrical effect of the work. This late version, recorded here, is in many respects more effective. Premiered in 1784 in Mannheim, it has remained unknown until now. Katharina Thalbach (speaker), Capella Aquileia; Marcus Bosch.