Getty - Beauty Come Dancing | Pentatone PTC5186621

Getty - Beauty Come Dancing

£13.20

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Label: Pentatone

Cat No: PTC5186621

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 17th August 2018

Contents

About

Discover poetry in motion with Beauty Come Dancing, composer Gordon Getty’s new album of choral works. Love and dance permeate this collection of new music, paying homage to the romantic and elegant traditions abounding in the latter half of the 19th century. Here, Getty finds inspiration in the poetry of John Keats, Lord Byron, John Masefield, Sara Teasdale, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Ernest Christopher Dowson. These settings sit alongside choral treatments of three of Getty’s original poems, plus his arrangement of traditional favorite “Shenandoah”.

Rising-star conductor James Gaffigan leads the Netherlands Radio Choir and Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Pentatone’s beautiful recording.

Reviews

The best work is the longest, ‘The Old Man in the Night’ (another text by Getty himself), in which the journey is often patient, nuanced and interesting. Getty has plenty of time-honed tools and good ideas at his disposal, especially when he uses and gently subverts a dance form, as in ‘Ballet russe’ (setting his beloved John Masefield) and in ‘Beauty Come Dancing’.  Andrew Mellor
Gramophone December 2018

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