Joby Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Fool's Paradise / Christopher Austin, RPO

Album Summary

>Talbot, Joby : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Suite, for orchestra
>Talbot, Joby : Fool's Paradise, for orchestra
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Expedition Audio Recommended
What Talbot has done to create the aural setting for the world down the rabbit-hole is extraordinary. His whimsical score twists and turns as capriciously as the world in which Alice has found herself. The orchestra produces a plethora of odd and magical sounds, tumbling rhythms that seem to trip over one another and at times, walls of big beautiful sound... ... read more ...

MusicWeb International, 12th June 2013
[Fool's Paradise] is really a very impressive score, unavailable elsewhere, which alone makes this disc most worthwhile, and it is superbly handled by an orchestra of 43 players.

Gramophone Magazine, July 2013
[Talbot] shows himself able to create danceable textures while providing a narrative flow in his music, he can create distinct musical characterisation for his principal characters, and he has a melodic gift which regularly blossoms.

BBC Music Magazine, October 2013
Talbot's Alice ballet score stands in the line of Prokofiev's Cinderella: tuneful, strongly characterised, with glittering orchestral colouring.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (11/10/2012-11/12/2012).



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>Talbot, Joby : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Suite, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (11/10/2012-11/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Talbot, Joby : Fool's Paradise, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (11/10/2012-11/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary