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The Erato Society presents Neo-Classic Tales
Luciano Berio's "Cries of London" with words compiled from phrases used by street vendors in old London, but the music is in no way a stylization of folk-tunes. It is more like an echo of the street vendors’ voices, as the composer absorbed them as they rebounded from the walls of the old houses.
Riccardo Perugini's "Il Caso MacBeth" (2019) re-imagines the sleepwalking scene from MacBeth as a psychiatry session, scored for Mezzo-Soprano, Clarinet and Piano. Erato is proud to present the North American premiere of this bold work by this upcoming Italian composer.
Priaulx Rainier's "The Bee Oracles" (1969) is a mystical setting of Edith Sitwell's poetry. Composed for renowned tenor Peter Pears, this rarely heard masterpiece is scored for Tenor, Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Harpsichord. This performance marks the North American premiere.
Lester Trimble's "Four Fragments from The Canterbury Tales" (1958), is a cheerily Stravinskian setting of portions of the Chaucer in Old English, set for Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, and Harpsichord.