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SULLIVAN, A.: Pineapple Poll (arr. C. Mackerras) / Symphony in E Major,


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SULLIVAN, A.: Pineapple Poll (arr. C. Mackerras) / Symphony in E Major, "Irish"

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.

Sullivan, Arthur
Mackerras, Charles, arranger(s)

  Pineapple Poll (arr. C. Mackerras)
1.   Scene I: Opening Dance 00:03:34
2.   Scene I: Poll's Solo - Pas de Deux 00:03:32
3.   Scene I: Captain Belaye's Solo 00:03:06
4.   Scene I: Pas de Trois 00:02:58
5.   Scene I: Finale 00:03:47
6.   Scene II: Poll's Solo 00:03:24
7.   Scene II: Jasper's Solo 00:03:03
8.   Scene III: Belaye's Solo - Sailor's Drill 00:03:26
9.   Scene III: Poll's Solo 00:03:39
10.   Scene III: Entry of Belaye with Blanche as Bride 00:03:40
11.   Scene III: Reconciliation 00:03:06
12.   Scene III: Grand Finale 00:05:57

Sullivan, Arthur

  Symphony in E Major, "Irish"
13.   I. Andante - Allegro, ma non troppo vivace 00:12:54
14.   II. Andante espressivo 00:07:25
15.   III. Allegretto - Moderato - Tempo I 00:06:18
16.   IV. Allegro vivace e con brio 00:08:36

Total Playing Time: 01:18:25

Sullivan, Arthur

Mackerras, Charles

Lloyd-Jones, David

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Ballet; Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570351

Barcode: 747313035175

Physical Release: 09/2007

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