Originally intended as an opera for television, Malcolm Arnold's collaboration with film-maker and librettist Joe Mendoza, The Dancing Master, Op. 34, was considered too racy for viewers in the 1950s and subsequently rejected for broadcast and largely forgotten. Conductor John Andrews, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and a stellar cast, breathes new life into this operatic gem, here receiving it's first recording. With it's cast of larger-than life Restoration caricatures - the trapped heiress, the scheming maid, the over-protective guardian, and the handsome rake - the opera showcases Arnold's taste for exuberant satire and tender Romanticism in equal measure.
Originally intended as an opera for television, Malcolm Arnold's collaboration with film-maker and librettist Joe Mendoza, The Dancing Master, Op. 34, was considered too racy for viewers in the 1950s and subsequently rejected for broadcast and largely forgotten. Conductor John Andrews, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and a stellar cast, breathes new life into this operatic gem, here receiving it's first recording. With it's cast of larger-than life Restoration caricatures - the trapped heiress, the scheming maid, the over-protective guardian, and the handsome rake - the opera showcases Arnold's taste for exuberant satire and tender Romanticism in equal measure.
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Dancing Master
Artist: Arnold / Bbc Concert Orchestra / Andrews
Format: CD
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Originally intended as an opera for television, Malcolm Arnold's collaboration with film-maker and librettist Joe Mendoza, The Dancing Master, Op. 34, was considered too racy for viewers in the 1950s and subsequently rejected for broadcast and largely forgotten. Conductor John Andrews, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and a stellar cast, breathes new life into this operatic gem, here receiving it's first recording. With it's cast of larger-than life Restoration caricatures - the trapped heiress, the scheming maid, the over-protective guardian, and the handsome rake - the opera showcases Arnold's taste for exuberant satire and tender Romanticism in equal measure.