The Grapes Of Wrath World Premiere Recording CD

The Minnesota Opera Cast Recording
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Manufacturer: 803607086626
Number of Discs: 2
Brand: Psclassics
Product Code: PS866
Weight: 0.14kg
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THE GRAPES OF WRATH, John Steinbeck's masterwork, deserves nothing less than the grand possibilities and conventions offered by opera, and Obie Award-winner Ricky Ian Gordon (composer) and Grey Gardens' Tony-nominated Michael Korie (librettist) meet the challenge splendidly in the Minnesota Opera's lauded world premiere /br /Called "nothing short of incandescent" (Variety), THE GRAPES OF WRATH mesmerized critics and audiences with its originality and scope. Having "found the timeless and timely essence of Steinbeck's epic" (LA Times), Gordon and Korie stunningly refashion the truth-telling classic so that it even more powerfully resonates in the hearts of all who search for the American dream. THE GRAPES OF WRATH recreates the nostalgia and harsh reality of the 1930s dustbowl days, tracing the Joad family's journey from the ruin of their Oklahoma farm to the false promise of a better life in California. Performed by a world-class cast including Brian Leehuber, Kelly Kaduce and Deanne Meek, the opera magically combines the sounds of yesteryear with fresh innovative melodies and both profound and simple lyrics to tell an epic tale of love, loss and perseverance.. The Minnesota Opera Cast Recording./span/span
Disc One (Act One):br /br / The Last Time There Was Rainbr / I Keep My Nose Clean; Where's Ya' Headin'?br / So Long, Savior; I Baptized You; A Naked Tree a-Wastin' in the Sunbr / Gone; Not My Faultbr / Who Are You Cleanin' For?br / Promise Me, Tommybr / You Can't Keep a Joad in Jail; Not My Faultbr / Good Machinebr / Tricky Old Devilbr / Usbr / Soothing Syrupbr / The Plenty Road; Okies; Need Some Gas, Mister; Okies; The Plenty Roadbr / Handbillsbr / I Can't Tell Youbr / We'll Find Workbr / The Zephyr; One Starbr / He Don't Understandbr / A Word for This Old Manbr / Act One Finale: Us (Reprise)br /br /br /br /Disc Two (Act Two):br /br / Truck Driversbr / Dry Blue Night; We Can Be Quiet; Rest Peaceful, Mama; Septet: Dry Blue Nightbr / Inspection Stationbr / Like They Promisedbr / My Plum Tree; No Work Herebr / The Fire in the Orchard; Ants on the Highwaybr / Beg Your Pardon, Ma'am; Nice, Neighborly Place We Found Here; Hooverville? Where's Hooverville?br / Hooverville's Anywherebr / No One Is Goin'br / I Shoulda Stayed Back Home; Don't You Fret None, Little Onebr / Handbills; Into the Back, Tombr / I Can Be a Helpbr / Simple Childbr /br /Disc Three (Act Three):br /br / People Again; See Ya' at the Hoedown, Ladies!br / Square Dancebr / Hold on, Deputy; Handbills (Reprise)br / Fried Dough; Ma, Ladiesbr / Join the Line; Damn! Them Peachesbr / A Step Up the Ladderbr / Dry Blue Night; Evening Strollbr / Things Turn Around; A Word for You, Old Friendbr / Dios Te Salvebr / That You, Ma?; Promise Me, Tommy (Reprise)br / I'll Be Therebr / The Day the Rain Beganbr / We Couldn't Save Itbr / Little Dead Mosesbr / Barn Road... Night Gone (Reprise)br / You Own This Barn?br / Take It, Mister; One Star (Reprise)/span/span


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