Introduction to Songs of the Paradise Saloon
Bramwell Tovey discusses the ideas behind his jazz-tinged 'Songs of the Paradise Saloon' for trumpet and orchestra.
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Songs of the Paradise Saloon
Featuring Alison Balsom, Live and Local
Bernstein Overture, Candide
Bramwell Tovey Songs of the Paradise Saloon
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)
Marios Papadopoulos conductor
Alison Balsom trumpet
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Classic BRIT Award Winner Alison Balsom joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of American-influenced music. Alison performs British composer Bramwell Tovey’s evocative Songs of the Paradise Saloon for trumpet and orchestra. Adapted from Tovey’s opera The Inventor about a real-life 19th-century con-artist, this unusual piece evokes the atmosphere and characters found in a turn-of-the-century American dive bar with its languid, jazz-infused music.
Closing the evening is Dvořák’s much-loved Symphony No. 9 (From the New World), his touching symphonic hymn to the slave songs and spirituals of America, which includes the famous Largo melody. Composer of West Side Story Leonard Bernstein's Overture to his operetta Candide opens the concert in suitably exhilarating fashion.
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