File - The prodigal son and the widow

The Prodigal Son : track 1 The widow : track 2 Othello backstage interviews : track 3

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The prodigal son and the widow

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  • 1967-1968 (Creation)

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1 optical disc : CD-R

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File consists of three audio recordings containing recorded CBC radio broadcastings of the opera "The Prodigal Son" at the Guelph Spring Festival in 1968 and the opera "The Widow" at the CBC Toronto Summer Festival in 1967, and backstage interviews at the Toronto Canadian Opera Festival. Originally labelled "the widow" and handwritten notes on the label inserted in the case read:
Joan Maxwell(mezzo-soprano), Sheila Piercey(soprano), Maurice Brown(baritone), John Arab(tenor)

(Track) 1. The prodigal son / by Benjamin Britten / music directed by Nicholas Goldschmidt - Peter Ginkel, Maurice Brown, Garnet Brown, John Arab
(Track ) 2. The widow / by Calixa Lavallée - John Arab and Sheila Piercey duet, 1967 CBC festival - Barbini

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The date of the original audio files saved onto CD-R was December 31, 1994. The original CD-R was discarded after digitizing it.

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