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Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant / Jon Kimura Parker, Orli Shaham, pianos

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  1. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: I. Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: II. The Bizarre Alarmadillos $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: III. The Ballpoint Penguins $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: IV. The Lynx of Chain $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: V. The Pop-up Toadsters $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: VI. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: VII. Shoehornets $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: VIII. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: IX. Here Comes a Panthermometer $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: X. The Circular Sawtoise $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XI. The Limber Bulboa $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XII. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XIII. The Clocktopus $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XIV. The Eggbeaturkey $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XV. Hatchickens $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XVI. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XVII. The Trumpetoos and Tubaboons $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XVIII. The Tweasels of the Forest $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XIX. The Tearful Zipperpotamuses $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XX. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XXI. The Ocelock $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XXII. Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XXIII. The Solitary Spatuloon $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Richman — Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: XXIV. Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: Welcome to our carnival $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): I. Introduction $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: The Lion $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): I. Royal March of the Lion $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: Rooster and Hens $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): II. Hens and Cockerels $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: The Donkeys of the Wild $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): III. The Donkeys of the Wild $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: The Tortoise $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): IV. The Tortoise $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: Elephants $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): V. Elephants $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: Kangaroos $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): VI. Kangaroos $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: Aquarium $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): VII. Aquarium $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: Personages with Long Ears $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): VIII. Personages with Long Ears $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: The Cuckoo $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): IX. The Cuckoo Deep in the Woods $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: Birds $0.99 on iTunes
  46. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): X. Aviary $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: Pianists $0.99 on iTunes
  48. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): XI. Pianists $0.99 on iTunes
  49. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): Poetry: Fossils $0.99 on iTunes
  50. Richman — Carnival of the Animals (with poetry and narration by J. Prelutsky): XII. Fossils $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Richman, Lucas : Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, for narrator & orchestra
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the Animals
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The San Diego Symphony continues its post-centennial, 100 & Beyond, in a big way, by giving the gift of music to the world with the launch of their own record label. The 1st release is the world-premiere recording of Richman's Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, based on the children's book by Prelutsky. It is destined to become a musical classic alongside such greats as Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, and Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals. Prelutsky also wrote new poems to Carnival of the Animals, henceforth making it the perfect companion piece for this recording. World-renowned pianists, Jon Kimura Parker and Orli Shaham team up as the piano duo for this brand new recording of the classic work. This imaginative and colorful recording speaks to children of all ages.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011).



Reviews

All the animals, two by two
As a counterpoint to Saint-Saens’ famous musical menagerie, Lucas Richman has composed an accompaniment for Jack Prelutsky’s rhymed collection of imaginary beasties. Though the orchestration is great fun--in “Ballpoint Penguins,” you can hear the animals scratching away in a sort of soft-shoe rhythm--and some of the text is actually quite clever, I don’t think the author’s sing-song delivery will wear well on repeated playings. (Admittedly, there’s not much option when the words are set to be spoken over the music, but he comes across as if performing to a very large and not very bright audience, and might have scaled it down for the recording). Prelutsky has also provided new verses for the older piece, no real improvement on the Ogden Nash we’re used to hearing, but better than Peter Schickele’s attempt. Meanwhile, Parker and Shaham play with the requisite twinkle, and actually pull off something I’d not heard before in “Pianists”! Nice engineering presents the two pianos as separate instruments; good sound overall. Detailed booklet notes explain all the musical in-jokes.
Submitted on 12/26/11 by Jim D. 
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Works Details

>Richman, Lucas : Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, for narrator & orchestra
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Ensemble: San Diego Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Welcome to our carnival
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Introduction
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: The Lion
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Royal March of the Lion
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Rooster and Hens
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Hens and Cockerels
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: The Donkeys of the Wild
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Wild Donkeys
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: The Tortoise
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Tortoises
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Elephants
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: The Elephant
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Kangaroos
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Kangaroos
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Aquarium
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Aquarium
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Personages with Long Ears
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Personages with Long Ears
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: The Cuckoo
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: The Cuckoo Deep in the Woods
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Sheryl Renk (Clarinet); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Birds
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Aviary
  • Performers: Demarre McGill (Flute); Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Pianists
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Pianists
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Fossils
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Fossils
  • Performers: Gregory Cohen (Xylophone); Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: The Swan
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: The Swan
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano); Yao Zhao (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Our carnival is ending soon
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the Animals :: Finale
  • Performers: Jon Parker (Piano); Orli Shaham (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jahja Ling
  • Notes: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California (02/02/2011-02/04/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886