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Composer(s): Dominick Argento (27 Oct 1927)
Work identifier: M13435
Real Name: A Water Bird Talk
Display Name: A Water Bird Talk
First Performed: 19 May 1977
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: 20th century
Instrumentation: Tenor
Librettist(s): Argento, after Chekhov and J. J. Audubon
Mvt. 1The Lecturer (Theme)  (Tenor, String Quintet)
Mvt. 2The Cormorant (Variation I: Romanza)  (Tenor, Clarinet, Marimba)
Mvt. 3The Roseate Tern (Variation II: Barcarolle)  (Tenor, Harp, Glockenspiel)
Mvt. 4The Phalarope (Variation III: Spinning Song)  (Tenor, Flute, Celeste)
Mvt. 5The Lecturer (Variation IV: Consolation)  (Tenor, Piano)
Mvt. 6The Puffin (Variation V: Marcia all'italiana)  (Tenor, Horn, Timpani)
Mvt. 7The Grebe (Variation VI: Elegy)  (Tenor, Oboe, Chimes)
Mvt. 8The Lecturer (Coda)  (Tenor, String Quintet)
Composer(s): Dominick Argento (27 Oct 1927)
Recording identifier: M2147499973
Real Name: A Water Bird Talk
Display Name: A Water Bird Talk
First Performed: 19 May 1977
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: 20th century
Instrumentation: Tenor
Librettist(s): Argento, after Chekhov and J. J. Audubon
Ensemble: Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark
Soloists: Vern Sutton (Tenor)
Label: Newport Classic
Catalogue Number: NPD 85602
CD Media ID: 7405
Mvt. 1The Lecturer (Theme) 
Vern Sutton (Tenor)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Mvt. 2The Cormorant (Variation I: Romanza) 
Vern Sutton (Tenor)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Mvt. 3The Roseate Tern (Variation II: Barcarolle) 
Vern Sutton (Tenor)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Mvt. 4The Phalarope (Variation III: Spinning Song) 
Vern Sutton (Tenor)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Mvt. 5The Lecturer (Variation IV: Consolation) 
Vern Sutton (Tenor)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Mvt. 6The Puffin (Variation V: Marcia all'italiana) 
Vern Sutton (Tenor)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Mvt. 7The Grebe (Variation VI: Elegy) 
Vern Sutton (Tenor)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Mvt. 8The Lecturer (Coda) 
Vern Sutton (Tenor)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra