The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1531  Monday, 16 August 2004

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Sunday, 15 Aug 2004 15:50:24 -0400
Subject:        New Elvis Costello Album-- Ballet-Inspired Classical
Adaptations of Shakespeare

Elvis Costello's Il Sogno

Elvis Costello has never been shy about collaborating, throwing his lot
in with folks as diverse as Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and the
Brodsky Quartet. The onetime angry young man really swings for the
fences, however, on his latest "collaboration" -- transliterating
Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as a symphonic piece


Elvis Costello: "Il Sogno"
Ballet after Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
CD 471 577-2

# Prepare yourselves for Elvis Costello's next musical adventure:
Following the success of his intimate collection of love songs North
(released by Deutsche Grammophon), which remained at the top of
Billboard Traditional Jazz charts for several weeks in 2003, Deutsche
Grammophon is now following up with Elvis Costello's first full-scale
orchestral work.

# Il Sogno is compelling ballet music, successfully blending elements of
impressionistic classical style  

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