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Holst, Gustav - The Perfect Fool - Groves, Charles



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The opera opens with a Wizard working his mystical ways and summoning the spirits of air, fire and water in the form of a brilliant ballet. His plan is to wed the Princess who is destined to select a husband that very day. An older Mother enters with a drowsy sleep-prone son in tow. The Mother is obsessed with a prophecy her son will woo and win the Princess. There is an elixir of course and once drained the man who does so will be loved by the Princess. The Wizard tries some of this on the Princess. The Mother has already switched it for pure water while administering the elixir to her yawning son. The Wizard flies into a fury promising to bring death and destruction on everyone. He departs. A troubadour and a wanderer have appeared and pay songful court to the Princess which she is having none of. When the Princess sees the Fool she falls in love with him and asks him to marry her. He answers with the word ‘No’ but the whole scenario leaves you wondering about their future. The Wizard returns with his horrors but after some stern and encouraging words from the Mother all the Wizard’s fell crew are burnt to a crisp.
Fakta
Artikelnummer REAM1143
Streckkod 5020926114327
Utgivningsdatum 2021-09-03
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag Lyrita
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Artister Various
Dirigenter Groves, Charles
Kompositörer Holst, Gustav
Orkestrar BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
Disk: 1
The Perfect Fool
1 I. The Wizard is performing a magic rite
2 Ii. Wizard 'Spirit of the Earth' Dance of the Spir
3 Iii. Wizard 'Spirits of the Water' Dance of the Sp
4 Iv. Wizard 'Spirits of Fire' Dance of the Spirits
5 V. Wizard 'The Spell is cast'
6 Vi. Wizard 'Now I remember that I haven't drunk th
7 Vii. Wizard 'I need practice in politeness'
8 Viii. Some girls carrying pitchers come towards th
9 Ix. The arrival of the Princess
10 X. Wizard 'Lady you seek a husband'
11 Xi. Arrival of the Troubadour and the Traveller
12 Xii. The Fool awakens
13 Xiii. Chorus 'She is bewitched'
14 Xiv. And all that the flames left of the Wizard wa
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