Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

DANNY ELFMAN / Serenada Schizophrana [2006]

Commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra to play in Carnegie Hall, Serenada Schizophrana, is a dark and twisting journey through the passages of film composer Danny Elfman's mind. Filled with the quirks and charms we've come to know from his movie scores, only now he has the freedom to let the notes bleed all over the page.
Charging through the orchestra pit, leaving no instrument unturned, Elfman channels Prokofiev, Bernard Herrmann, Tchaikovsky and John Williams all while giving it his signature stamp of bizarre choir work, dizzying scales and off-kilter time signatures.
This isn't for anybody but is sure to please Elfman fans looking for an expansion of his score work or a classical fan that's looking for something a little more contemporary and just plain bizarre.

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