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"Love and Idols"
This page will link you to a selection from Baruch Skeer's "Love and Idols", completed in 1986 and given a private reading by Elliot Z. Levine,
Adele Robbins and Nicholas Underhill that year.
The selection, approximately 20 seconds of music, is from the child soprano's reprise aria in the last scene.
- Click here to view a PDF selection from the score.
- Click here to access a RealAudio stream of an archived February 26, 2005 radio broadcast of four selections from the piece on Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar.
(There is a 30 second funding advertisement prior to gaining access to the stream. Use the RealPlayer scroll bar to move forward to 01:01:27.
Expanding RealPlayer to full screen will help in manipulating the scroll bar. Unlike an MP3, after buffering, the stream will be immediately accessible, even on dial-up.
The recordings are proceeded by an introduction at 00:59:50 and followed by futher commentary as well.)
- Click here to view the full libretto of the piece, as well as some production and performance notes.
- Click here to view a synopsis of the piece.
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About the Piece
The libretto for "Love and Idols" was adapted by the composer from a dramatic poem, "All in Good Time," by Matthew Paris.
The composer was introduced to Mr. Paris by Virgil Thomson.
The entire piece is 52 minutes in duration, and printed on 187 back-to-back 8 1/2" x 11" pages.
A cassette recording of the reading can be obtained, at cost, for $5US.
A copy of the full score and grand rights (see contract) can be obtained for $250US (checks payable to Barry Drogin).
Send a check and your address to Barry Drogin, 720 Greenwich Street #5T, NY, NY 10014.
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