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Tom Stoppard, André Previn, The London Symphony Orchestra - Every Good Boy Deserves Favour "A Play For Actors And Orchestra" Mp3

  • Performer: Tom Stoppard, André Previn, The London Symphony Orchestra
  • Album: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour "A Play For Actors And Orchestra"
  • Label: RCA Red Seal
  • Catalog #: BL 12855
  • MP3: 1289 mb | FLAC: 2129 mb
  • Released: 1978
  • Country: UK
  • Style: Neo-Classical, Political, Spoken Word
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 167
  • Category: Sounds & Audiobooks / Classical
Tom Stoppard, André Previn, The London Symphony Orchestra - Every Good Boy Deserves Favour "A Play For Actors And Orchestra" Mp3

Tracklist

1Every Good Boy Deserves Favour "A Play For Actors And Orchestra" (Part 1)
2Every Good Boy Deserves Favour "A Play For Actors And Orchestra" (Conclusion)

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ABL1-2855Previn, London Symphony Orchestra Previn, London Symphony Orchestra - Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. "A Play For Actors And Orchestra" ‎(LP, Album, Promo)RCA Red SealABL1-2855US1978
ABL1-2855Tom Stoppard and André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra Tom Stoppard and André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra - Every Good Boy Deserves Favour "A Play For Actors And Orchestra" ‎(LP, Album)RCA Red SealABL1-2855US1978

Credits

  • Composed ByAndré Previn
  • ConductorAndré Previn
  • Directed ByTrevor Nunn
  • Photography ByMia Farrow
  • ProducerCharles Gerhardt
  • Voice ActorAndrew Sheldon, Elizabeth Spriggs, Ian McKellen, Ian Richardson , Patrick Stewart, Philip Locke
  • Written By – Tom Stoppard

Notes

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour was first performed at the Royal Festival Hall London on 1 July 1977, at the opening concert of the John Player Centenary Festival.

Cast in order of speaking:

Ivanov: Ian Richardson
Alexander: Ian McKellen
Teacher: Elizabeth Spriggs
Sasha: Andrew Sheldon
Doctor: Patrick Stewart
Colonel: Philip Locke

From the notes by Andre Previn:

The principal thing to remember about this piece is its subtitle "A Play For Actors And Orchestra." That emphasis is quite correct. It is a play with music and not a symphonic work with words.

From the notes by Tom Stoppard:

My qualifications for writing about an orchestra amounted to a spell as a triangle player in a kindergarten percussion band. I informed my collaborator that the play would be about a millionaire triangle player with his own orchestra.

This basic implausibility bred others and at the point where the whimsical edifice was about to collapse I tried to save it by making the orchestra a mere delusion of the millionaire's brain. Once the orchestra became an imaginary orchestra there was no need for the millionaire to be a millionaire either. I changed tack: the play would be about a lunatic triangle player who thought he had an orchestra.

...This is where matters stood when in April 1976 I met Victor Fainberg... I knew that Mr. Fainberg had been one of a group of people arrested in Red Square in August 1968 during a peaceful demonstration against the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. He had been pronounced insane - a not unusual fate for perfectly sane opponents of Soviet tyranny - and in 1974 had emerged into exile from five years in the Soviet prison-hospital system.

...Mr. Fainberg's single-mindedness, his energy (drawing more on anger than on pity) and his willingness to make a nuisance of himself... prompted the thought that his captors must have been quite pleased to get rid of him. He was not a man to be broken or silenced; an insistent, discordant note, one might say, in an orchestrated society,

I don't recall that I consciously made the metaphor but very soon I was able to tell Mr. Previn, definitively, that the lunatic triangle player who thought he had an orchestra was now sharing a cell with a political prisoner. I had something to write about and in a few weeks the play was finished.

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): BL-12855-A-1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): BL-12855-B-1E