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SULLIVAN, Arthur: Pineapple Poll, Symphony in E 'The Irish Symphony'

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As Sir Charles Mackerras writes in the booklet notes, the idea of transforming 'the eminently danceable tunes' of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas into a ballet score occurred to him while he was playing in the orchestra for a Gilbert and Sullivan season in Australia. 'Pineapple Poll' was first performed, with immediate success, in March 1951 at Sadler's Wells Theatre. Sullivan was of partly Irish descent and his Symphony in E (later known as the 'Irish') originated during a holiday in Northern Ireland when he was 21. Although Mendelssohn and Schubert are obvious influences, the freshness of Sullivan's melodic gifts, as well as his technical fluency, are abundantly evident.
Item number 8570351
Barcode 747313035175
Release date 01/10/2007
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Composers Arthur Sullivan
Conductors David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestras Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Producers Tim Handley
Disc: 1
Symphony in E major, "Irish"
1 Scene I: Opening Dance
2 Scene I: Poll's Solo - Pas de Deux
3 Scene I: Captain Belaye's Solo
4 Scene I: Pas de Trois
5 Scene I: Finale
6 Scene II: Poll's Solo
7 Scene II: Jasper's Solo
8 Scene III: Belaye's Solo - Sailor's Drill
9 Scene III: Poll's Solo
10 Scene III: Entry of Belaye with Blanche as Bride
11 Scene III: Reconciliation
12 Scene III: Grand Finale
13 I. Andante - Allegro, ma non troppo vivace
14 II. Andante espressivo
15 III. Allegretto - Moderato - Tempo I
16 IV. Allegro vivace e con brio
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