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Boesmans: Pinocchio / Davin, Orchestre symphonique de la monnaie

Release Date: 02/23/2018 
Label:  Cypres Records   Catalog #: 4647  
Composer:  Philippe Boesmans
Conductor:  Patrick Davin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joel Pommerat writes of his production of the Philippe Boesmans opera, Pinocchio: “Everyone has heard of Pinocchio. He has beome a legend. I have always sought inspiration for my work in the myths of which we ourselves are made. Not only is the story of Pinocchio a powerful one, but the myth of this character is still very much alive, even topical. Pinocchio is a paradoxical character. The moral of his story is not simplistic… Today, as I was ten years ago, I am touched by this story because it combines the exhilarating elements that belong in a tale, such as the epic, the marvelous, the quest as a rite of passage, and universality, as well as something harsher, more social, even political, and unsettling.” Philippe Boesmans’ goal was to be Read more a composer like Wagner. At the age of 45, the self-taught and fiercely independent artist yielded to the allure of the world of opera. By the time he was 80 he had composed 8 operas which, following their premiere productions, have all been repeatedly performed in new productions in the most prestigious opera houses. Read less

Works on This Recording

Pinocchio by Philippe Boesmans
Conductor:  Patrick Davin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

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