KNUSSEN Where the Wild Things Are Knussen

OLIVER KNUSSEN

Where The Wild Things Are

Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Cynthia Buchan Ě Lisa Saffer
London Sinfonietta
Oliver Knussen
Int. Release 02 Apr. 2001
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20/21 Series


Track List

CD 1: Knussen: Higglety Pigglety Pop! op.21

Oliver Knussen (1952 - )
Higglety Pigglety Pop!, op.21 - or, There must be more to Life

Scene 1 - Jennie

Cynthia Buchan, Lisa Saffer, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Lisa Saffer, Cynthia Buchan, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Scene 2 - Pig

David Wilson-Johnson, Cynthia Buchan, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Cynthia Buchan, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Scene 3 - Cat

Christopher Gillet, Cynthia Buchan, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Scene 4 - Rhoda

Cynthia Buchan, Christopher Gillet, Rosemary Hardy, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Scene 5 - Baby

Rosemary Hardy, Cynthia Buchan, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Cynthia Buchan, Lisa Saffer, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Cynthia Buchan, Rosemary Hardy, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Scene 6 - Lion

Cynthia Buchan, Stephen Richardson, Lisa Saffer, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Scene 7 - Ash-Tree

Cynthia Buchan, David Wilson-Johnson, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Scene 8 - Recognition

Rosemary Hardy, Christopher Gillet, David Wilson-Johnson, Cynthia Buchan, Lisa Saffer, Stephen Richardson, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Cynthia Buchan, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Scene 9 - Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Rosemary Hardy, Cynthia Buchan, Christopher Gillet, David Wilson-Johnson, Stephen Richardson, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Rosemary Hardy, Cynthia Buchan, Christopher Gillet, David Wilson-Johnson, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Total Playing Time 1:01:50

CD 2: Knussen: Where the Wild Things are

Oliver Knussen (1952 - )
Where the Wild Things Are, op.20 - Fantasy opera in Nine Scenes

London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Lisa Saffer, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Lisa Saffer, Mary King, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Lisa Saffer, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Lisa Saffer, Mary King, Christopher Gillet, Quentin Hayes, Stephen Richardson, David Wilson-Johnson, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Lisa Saffer, Christopher Gillet, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Mary King, Quentin Hayes, Stephen Richardson, David Wilson-Johnson, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Lisa Saffer, Mary King, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Lisa Saffer, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen

Total Playing Time 39:46

My ears were enchanted by the score. Knussen is a whizzard with sound and he draws radiant colours and subtle textures from a 48-piece band in which wind outnumbers strings. The music is extraordinarily pictorial; it has a capacity to light up events in, as it were, the inner eye.

The adventures of Jennie the Sealyham terrier who abandons the home where she has 'everything' and ends up as Leading Lady of the Mother Goose World Theatre, performing alongside a Pig, a Cat and a splendidly sizeable lion, are traced with parodic wit and the use of mock suspense and neat surprise . . . The piece is even more accessible to young audiences than its predecessor, with no fewer intimitations to adults.