LIVIA TEODORESCU-CIOCĂNEA (b.1959): Ballet Le rouge et le noir.
Catalogue Number: 01W053
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0595
Description: The pioneering psychological novel by Stendhal published in 1830, has had a number of adaptations on film but surprisingly few treatments in music. This three-act ballet, premiered in 2000, rectifies that omission in the grand manner. The atmosphere is dark and passionate, as the novel requires, and the musical language reflects the remarkable tradition of Romanian modernism that emerged in the second half of the twentieth century from the music of Enescu – a distinctive soundworld that blends rich timbral color with deep roots in Romanian folk-music. Chorus and Orchestra of Romanian National Opera; Răsvan Cernat.