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Il Sogno
 : Il Sogno

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by: BACH CARL PHILIPP EMMANUEL / B


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Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0028947157724
Format: Import
Item Dimensions: 4550025575
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Languages: EnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Deutsche Grammophon
MPN: 4715772
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: September 21, 2004
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: September 21, 2004
Studio: Deutsche Grammophon




Disc 1:
  1. Prelude
  2. Overture
  3. Puck One
  4. The Court
  5. The State Of Affairs
  6. Mermia And Lysander
  7. The Jealousy Of Helena
  8. Worker's Playtime
  9. Oberon And Titania
  10. The Conspiracy Of Beron And Puck
  11. Slumber
  12. Puck Two
  13. The Identity Parade
  14. The Face Of Bottom
  15. The Spark Of Love
  16. Tormentress
  17. Oberon Humbled
  18. Twisted- Entangled - Transform And Exchange
  19. The Fairy And The Ass
  20. Sleep
  21. Bottom Awakes
  22. Act Two: Lovers Arise
  23. The Play
  24. The Wedding
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Elvis Costello Il Sogno UK CD album

Amazon.com:
British rock star Elvis Costello's score to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Il Sogno was commissioned by an Italian ballet company, hence the title) is derived from the French impressionists, with touches of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and Igor Stravinsky. Recurring saxophone riffs mirror orchestrations by Serge Prokofiev and Maurice Ravel, while eerie ripples of cimbolom (a folkloric hammered dulcimer) are straight out of Béla Bartok. Costello's use of leitmotif tidily depicts characters and subplots; the fairies come across as a jazzy, sexy lot whose intervention in human affairs is selfishly mean-spirited rather than playful. The four human lovers are flummoxed by their own callowness long before they encounter the supernatural. The nobles seem like posturing windbags while the plebian worker/players are ponderously endearing. The LSO and Michael Tilson Thomas exult in the work's textures and climaxes. Even though the milieu is more cinematic than symphonic, this beguiling confection is light-years beyond most pop-classical crossover attempts. --Christina Roden



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