- Lukas Foss (1922-2009)
- Kendra Colton, soprano (Griffelkin)
- Boston Modern Orchestra Project
- Gil Rose, conductor
Artistic Quality: 10 Sound Quality: 10
Lukas Foss composed Griffelkin for the NBC television network, which broadcast the opera on November 6, 1955. Although Griffelkin is based on a children’s fable, Foss wanted it to appeal to listeners ages “8 to 80,” so he wrote in a very accessible though not simplistic musical style—and the story has enough of a mature subtext to interest adults as well as children (as all good “children’s” music must).