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Corigliano’s Tambourine Man receives world première recording with Buffalo Philharmonic

March 19, 2007

On March 5 and 6, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra recorded two works of American composer John Corigliano, Three Hallucinations and Mr. Tambourine Man.

JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic and conductor of the recording, says: “John Corigliano had braved the winter in Buffalo to rehearse, perform and record his works, and having him with us was an extraordinary experience.  He was very much involved with the music-making, fine-tuning, polishing, and praising. Three Hallucinations is a kind of psychedelic journey through dreams and nightmares, engendering a palette of orchestral timbres that is absolutely unique. In Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven poems of Bob Dylan John documented the experience of the 1960s in the United States in music that is at once terrifying and comforting, powerful and lyrical. The sincerity of his reaction to Dylan's words is deeply moving. We feel honored to have recorded the world première CD of Mr. Tambourine Man for Naxos, together with John’s unforgettable Three Hallucinations. Hila Plitman was the soprano and Tim Handley was once again our superb engineer.”

The recording sessions took place at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, USA.

John Corigliano and producer engineer Tim Handley

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Corigliano with soprano Hila Plitman (l) and conductor
Joann Falletta (r)

Photos courtesy of Barbara Hart


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