Format: Hybrid SACD
Houston Grand Opera; Schuller; Balthrop; Allen; Rayam; White; Harney; Johnson; Hicks; Duckens; Ransom; Bazemore; Pierson
Composed by: Joplin, Scott
Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha, a uniquely beautiful and inspiring score, is a buoyant blend of ragtime, vaudeville and grand opera, with lots of dancing, a big portion for the chorus and arias and ensembles of stunning beauty. Its inherently American tone was definitely created by a true entertainer. Now available in spectacular multi-channel sound, this Pentatone re-release of Deutsche Grammophon’s 1975 recording of Gunther Schuller (the work’s orchestrator) and the Houston Grand Opera’s performance reveals an interpretation that probably comes closest to Joplin’s original intention.