Sullivan/Verdi

Composer(s):
Sullivan/Verdi
Works:
Pineapple Poll Suite; The Lady and the Fool Suite
Performer:
LPO/Charles Mackerras
Label:
Classics for Pleasure
Catalogue Number:
CDCFP 4618 ADD
Performance:
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Sound:
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5
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine

Charles Mackerras’s score for the ballet Pineapple Poll is a patchwork quilt of tunes from Gilbert and Sullivan operas. It has become a firm favourite and makes delightful listening; so too does the compilation from Verdi’s music that is The Lady and the Fool, another ballet about the love of a penniless clown for a rich society beauty. Mackerras and the LPO clearly enjoy themselves with these lively, radiant scores. Ian Lace