Item #17381 ESTHER: Opera in Three Acts. Thomas de Hartmann.

ESTHER: Opera in Three Acts

1977. Two LP boxed set with Libretto; Libretto and music by Thomas de Hartmann, based on the Biblical Story of Esther by Racine; Recorded live, performed as oratorio by the Oswego College Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Henry;. Item #17381

LPs are in very good condition with minor scratches; Libretto booklet in very good condition.

Written and composed by de Hartmann during the Nazi occupation of Paris. After the Nazi's commandeered the de Hartmann's house, they found another run-down abandoned dwelling. In the filth de Hartmann came upon a copy of Racine's Esther, read it, and concluded that fate was directing him to write an opera based on the Biblical story.

Price: $80.00

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