The CD release of “A Dream Play – A Chamber Opera for Soloists and Small Orchestra”

News 01.10.2010, 03:29

Composer S.J. Pettersson has followed up his 2007 Ballet “Gaudi – Dancing About Architecture” with a “Chamber Opera for Soloists and Small Orchestra” based on the 1901 stage play “A Dream Play” by famed Swedish playwright August Strindberg. S.J. Pettersson’s take on the play is often more akin to a song cycle interspersed with instrumental pieces that tell the story in an unusual and captivating style. We hear anachronistic elements of Bach, Shubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Shostakovich, Weill and ...