Ezra Pound: Le Testament 1923 (facsimile edition with audio CD)

Ezra Pound, composer; George Antheil, editor
From the series: The Complete Music of Ezra Pound
Robert Hughes and Margaret Fisher, editors
Second Evening Art Publishing 2011

Le Testament 1923 facsimile, limited edition of the holograph score in the hand of Pound's music editor George Antheil, and showing revisions for the 1931 BBC broadcast as an experimental feature program produced by Archie Harding.

Pages are beautifully photographed and laid out on glossy black background. Bar numbers have been added by the editors at bottom of page. Complete libretto and 52 page appendix of editors' comments and annotations, essential to an understanding of the score. Contains a re-release of the historic Fantasy LP of the 1971 performance conducted by Robert Hughes, in a new digitally re-mastered audio CD: 110 color plates, an overview of Pound's music by Stephen J. Adams of University of Western Ontario, and essays on the relationship of music to Pound's poetry + 52 pages of Annotations by the editors. Cover art contains the designs for the 1971 San Francisco Opera production by Ariel. Limited edition of 100 copies.

Paperback. Shrink wrapped, audio CD inside the back cover in a tamper proof sleeve.

Click to hear excerpts of Pound's operatic works

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