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Follies & Facades (Original Soundtrack) [Import]
Artist: Edith Sitwell Format: CD Genre: Musical Soundtrack
Follies & Facades (Original Soundtrack) [Import]

Follies & Facades (Original Soundtrack) [Import]

Artist: Edith Sitwell Format: CD Genre: Musical Soundtrack
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Edith Sitwell and Lord Berners did more than most to dispel the nationalistic insularity that dominated so much English literature and music in the decade that followed the First World War. The work that brought the Sitwells their greatest fame - and notoriety - was Façade, an entertainment that combined Edith's idiosyncratic verse with the music of the young William Walton. Here, the 1929 premiere recording with Constant Lambert appears alongside that made in 1954 with Peter Pears; by all accounts, the only performances of which Edith really approved. Façade owed it's existence to the support and encouragement of, among others, Lord Berners. Considered by Stravinsky to be the most gifted composer of his generation, As with the Sitwell's, his idealism, openness to new ideas and willingness to embrace humor made for a peculiarly British avant garde. The Berners piece featured in this edition is one of his most widely regarded; the suite from the ballet the Triumph of Neptune which was commissioned by Serge Diagilev in 1926. El Bandone. 2008.
Artist(s): Edith Sitwell
Label: El Records
Release Date: 11/11/2008
Item #: ELR931573
UPC #: 5013929315730
Product Type: CD

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