Hot on the heels of Philip Martin's nostalgic piano selection The Maiden's Prayer
, Hyperion here brings us Sir Thomas Allen caressing 29 well-loved parlour songs with his warm, expressive baritone, a follow-up to an initial release I am sorry to have missed.
When Nicky Silver's The Maiden's Prayer
premiered in 1998, it received tepid reviews from two reviewers who usually enjoy the playwright's work.
It's not just that American actress Madeleine Potter, in her second terrific London theater stint this year after Nicky Silver's "The Maiden's Prayer
," refers to the "barefaced fucking falsehoods" that are seen to be a doctor's attempts at treatment: No less evocative of the despondency traversed by the play is the straightforward acknowledgment that, as it is expressed midway through, "the morning brings defeat" -- the word "defeat" itself following soon after a spoken litany ("derailed, deranged, deformed") that constitutes one of the numerous linguistic games that help to energize the writing.
The chair is not the total answer to the maiden's prayer
, but it is a catalyst to bring awareness to the field.
It was hailed - by both sexes - as the answer to a flat-chested maiden's prayer
A few minutes away you are in Wall Street, and now, with communications and high technology and satellites, this is the answer to the maiden's prayer
," LeFrak said.
Stretching thin evidence even further, he points out the curious fact that although Sugihara loved the piano and played it well, he would perform only a single piece, ``The Maiden's Prayer
,'' a sentimental melody by Tekla Badarzewska-Baranowska.
Then a voice: 'Ladies and gentlemen, the unforgettable Odiva and Her Seals will offer the Maiden's Prayer
Clarkson, a New Orleans born-and-bred performer, has established herself as a versatile, award-winning leading lady and critically acclaimed actress in blockbusters ("The Green Mile," "The Untouchables"), independent films ("The Station Agent," "High Art," "All the Real Girls"), television ("Murder One," "Frasier") and stage ("The Maiden's Prayer
," "A Streetcar Named Desire").
HELEN McCabe should consider releasing The Maiden's Prayer
as a single.
The Maiden's Prayer
- Philip Martin (Hyperion CDA67379) Philip Martin takes a deserved bit of time off from his award-winning Hyperion survey of the complete piano music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to relax with 24 'gems from an old piano stool', favourite piano miniatures which will strike a chord of recognition with many listeners.
Furthermore, the average Scotsman, with his beer gut, galloping alopaecia, bad breath and worse personal hygiene, never was exactly an answer to any maiden's prayer