Corp and the New London Orchestra do a fine job overall as far as I'm concerned. The ballet Parade had a scenario by Jean Cocteau and sets and costumes created by Picasso for its premiere. It features a number of whiz-bang sound effects added by Cocteau, which mercifully in this performance are pretty much incorporated into the music and are not terribly intrusive. Warning: there are gunshots at one point. I've heard the work many times before, and this performance, if somewhat subdued compared to others, is nonetheless quite good. I must admit that I'm not as fond of Mercure.
Ronald Corp and the New London Orchestra get the basics of the music down on disc. Even kids can enjoy Parade, with its parade of sound effects that includes a siren and a typewriter, and its unusual structures such as a retrograde passage near the end in which the opening music is reversed and speeded up, rather like a movie being rewound.
Release Date: 12/14/2004 Label: Helios Catalog 55176 Spars Code: DDD Composer: Erik Satie Conductor: Ronald Corp Orchestra/Ensemble: New London Orchestra Number of Discs: 1 Recorded in: Stereo Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. Works on This Recording 1. Parade by Erik Satie Conductor: Ronald Corp Orchestra/Ensemble: New London Orchestra Period: 20th Century Written: 1917; France Date of Recording: 04/1989 Length: 15 Minutes 28 Secs.
This album has an average beat per minute of 97 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 63/179 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Parade, Relâche, Mercure, Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes. 1. Parade: Choral -. 0'53. Trois gymnopédies: No. 2. 2'45. 64 BPM. 10. 3. 2'50.
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Gnossiennes: No. 1, 02:50.
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