Sullivan/Verdi

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COMPOSERS: Sullivan/Verdi
LABELS: Classics for Pleasure
WORKS: Pineapple Poll Suite; The Lady and the Fool Suite
PERFORMER: LPO/Charles Mackerras
CATALOGUE NO: CDCFP 4618 ADD

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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