Lord Berners: The Triumph of Neptune - L'uomo dai Baffi / Lloyd-Jones, English Northern Philharmonia, Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Release Date: 8/13/2021
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8555222
Composer: Lord (Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson) Berners
Performer: Clive Bayley
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 67 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lord Berners’ early music was avant-garde in style earning the admiration of Stravinsky, and while it was soon to become more accessible, it never lost its distinctive style and flavor. The Triumph of Neptune is one of his major works and his most ambitious ballet score, commissioned by Diaghilev with choreography by Balanchine. A ballet-pantomime-harlequinade, its inconsequential plot features music as diverse as it is brilliantly inventive. L’uomo dai baffiisa delicious ballet for puppets with stripped-back instrumentation, and Philip Lane’s deft orchestrations of Valses bourgeoises and Polka offer ripe wit.

Works on This Recording
1. The Triumph of Neptune by Lord (Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson) Berners
Performer: Clive Bayley (Bass)
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
Written: 1926 ;
2. L'uomo dai baffi (The Man with the Moustache) by Lord (Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson) Berners
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Northern Philharmonia
Written: 1918 ;
3. Valses bourgeoises (arr. P. Lane for orchestra) by Lord (Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson) Berners
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Written: 1919 ;
4. Polka (orch. P. Lane) by Lord (Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson) Berners
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Written: 1941 ;
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