Funke & Woolf - Angel Heart: A Music Storybook | Pentatone PTC5186731

Funke & Woolf - Angel Heart: A Music Storybook

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Label: Pentatone

Cat No: PTC5186731

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 7th December 2018

Contents

Artists

Jeremy Irons (narrator)
Frederica von Stade
Daniel Taylor
Lisa Delan
Zheng Cao
Matt Haimovitz (cello)
Uccello

Works

Woolf, Luna Pearl

Angel Heart: a musical storybook

Artists

Jeremy Irons (narrator)
Frederica von Stade
Daniel Taylor
Lisa Delan
Zheng Cao
Matt Haimovitz (cello)
Uccello

About

Haunting, gentle spirits from far-flung worlds meet in the pulsing sphere of dreams and lullabies that is Angel Heart, a music storybook. With an original tale by best-selling children's fantasy writer Cornelia Funke, Angel Heart weaves an evocative original score by Luna Pearl Woolf with beloved songs by Irving Berlin, Lennon-McCartney, Jake Heggie, Engelbert Humperdinck, Gordon Getty, and others. An affecting narration by Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons layers upon intoxicating performances by singers Frederica von Stade, Daniel Taylor, Lisa Delan, and Zheng Cao - all above a rich bed of cellos, Matt Haimovitz and his ensemble Uccello.

Exquisite images by the award-winning creative studio Mirada unfold the tale, and the boxed CD-and-story package includes a colouring poster, stickers and cards for sharing the magic. Originally released in 2013, and accompanied by premiere performances in Los Angeles and at Carnegie Hall in New York, this is the first international release of Angel Heart. "Angel Heart is a story designed to slip straight into the imagination of a young mind," says The New York Times, "it has both the simplicity and the dark undertow of a fairy tale." A forthcoming German version of the album will feature narration by the author.

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