Berners - The Triumph of Neptune, L置omo dai baffi, etc. | Naxos 8555222

Berners - The Triumph of Neptune, L置omo dai baffi, etc.

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8555222

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 13th August 2021

Contents

Artists

Clive Bayley (bass)
English Northern Philharmonia
Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Conductor

David Lloyd-Jones

Works

Berners, Lord Gerald

L'uomo dai baffi (The Man with the Moustache)
Polka (orch. Philip Lane)
The Triumph of Neptune
Valses bourgeoises (orch. Philip Lane)

Artists

Clive Bayley (bass)
English Northern Philharmonia
Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Conductor

David Lloyd-Jones

About

Lord Berners痴 early music was avant-garde in style earning the admiration of Stravinsky, and while it was soon to become more accessible, it never lost its distinctive style and flavour. The Triumph of Neptune is one of his major works and his most ambitious ballet score, commissioned by Diaghilev with choreography by Balanchine. A ballet-pantomime-harlequinade, its inconsequential plot features music as diverse as it is brilliantly inventive. L置omo dai baffi is a delicious ballet for puppets with stripped-back instrumentation, and Philip Lane痴 deft orchestrations of Valses bourgeoises and Polka offer ripe wit.

The Triumph of Neptune is Berners痴 best-known score, probably because the suite was twice recorded by Sir Thomas Beecham (his second, Philadelphia 1952 recording can be found on 980798) and, much more recently in the 1980s, by Barry Wordsworth and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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