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The Wreckers

By Ethel SmythAmerican Symphony OrchestraConducted by Leon Botstein, music directorDirected by Thaddeus Strassberger

July 24, 2015

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Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers is based in historical fact: in small, desperately poor villages on Britain’s Cornish coast, bands of villagers formed secret cadres that at critical moments would extinguish the beacons established on the coast to guide ships, thus forcing them onto the rocks and then plundering the cargo and murdering the crews.

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