Joplin: Treemonisha / Schuller, Houston Grand Opera

Release Date: 3/10/2015
Label: Pentatone
Catalog Number: PTC5186221
Composer: Scott Joplin
Conductor: Gunther Schuller
Number of Discs: 2

Physical Format:

SACD
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$35.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This release is an outstanding version of Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha. Not only because this recording - which was orchestrated by the American composer and jazz musician Gunther Schuller in 1975 for the Houston Grand Opera - probably comes the closest to Joplin’s original intention, but also because the recording’s crisp and bright sound can now be cherished on 2 SACDs, complete with a full libretto in English.

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REVIEWS:

The cast is well balanced and convincing-interesting to hear Willard White, as Ned, well before his later triumphs--the recording, showing its age slightly, is adequate and the whole production much to be welcomed on to Compact Disc.

-- Gramophone review of original DG release on CD [8/1992]

This release is an outstanding version of Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha. Not only because this recording - which was orchestrated by the American composer and jazz musician Gunther Schuller in 1975 for the Houston Grand Opera - probably comes the closest to Joplin’s original intention, but also because the recording’s crisp and bright sound can now be cherished on 2 SACDs, complete with a full libretto in English.

– Opera
Works on This Recording
1. Treemonisha by Scott Joplin
Conductor: Gunther Schuller
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911-1915 ; USA
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