CARL NIELSEN (1865-1931): Aladdin, Op. 34.
Catalogue Number: 12K059
Description: Dating from 1918-19, this 80-minute work of incidental music is half taken up by processions and dances, many of which have a slightly exotic character often achieved by a melodic primitiveness which is quite apt for the subject. A detailed track-by-track synopsis allows one to follow all the original stage action while listening. Danish-English texts. Mette Ejsing (contralto), Guido Paevatalu (baritone), Danish National Chamber Choir/DR, Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR; Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Original 1993 Chandos release.